REVISED: Webster Edmund pleads guilty to marijuana, weapon-related charges

Edmund

Webster Edmund, 37, will spend two years and five weeks in jail after pleading guilty to four charges in court today, offenses he committed while allegedly holding captive for 40 days, a Layou teenager.

Ten charges were brought against Edmund when he appeared at a Roseau court last week, three days after he and the teen had been found.

He appeared before the St. Joseph court Thursday, April 7, 2011, where only four charges were dealt with: unlawful possession of 67 grams of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to supply, possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition.

In a plea for Edmund before his sentence was handed down, defense attorney Peter Alleyne said Edmund has been cooperative with police and did not waste the court’s time.

Edmund, who is from the Layou community, had been in difficulty with the law for other matters in previous years.

Law officials have asked to exclude from reports, the name of the Layou teenager who had gone missing.

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78 Comments

  1. Prayer from 25 yr old
    April 10, 2011

    2 YEARS??????????????? Are you Serious? False imprisonment in Florida gives 8 years in jail…I am still shaking my head at the two years, five weeks in jail. What a joke!

  2. MOTHER
    April 9, 2011

    I READ THE COMMENT OF ONE PERSON SAYING, WHAT WAS HER THIS AND THAT AT HOME? I DONT CARE. ADULTS MUST ACT AS ADULTS. TOO MANY TIME THESE SO CALL MEN MOLEST RAPE KIDS AND GET NOTHING. I GUESS THE MOTHERS HAVE TO START DOING WHAT THEY HAVE TO PROTECT THEIR KIDS. GOV LAW SYSTEM NOT DOING IT, THEN THE MOTHERS WILL. SICK AND TIRED OF THIS NONSENSE. DONT THEY HAVE ADULT WOMAN TO SEX WITH? WHY THEY ALWAYS MOLESTING AND SPOILING KIDS FUTURE? THE EYES IS THE LIGHT OF THE BODY SO THEY SEEING TEH WRONG THING TAKE OUT EYES AND CUT OFF PENIS

    • One Love
      April 9, 2011

      Time to start jailing those mothers for negligence

  3. One Love
    April 9, 2011

    8-O Can Webbie get a fair trial wlth so much negative publicity? :?:

    Is the lady cooperating? (my man not going jail)

    8-O Why the psychiatric evaluation for HER? and not for HIM?

    Anyway HE LED THE POLICE TO her so he gets the $35000 reward right? :mrgreen:

  4. butwaitawhile
    April 8, 2011

    leave out the name form reports when the whole island and everybody overseas know it from newspapers and hearsay? Chronicle had her name all in their report
    but anyway, that is one brave lawyer defending that guy.
    i hope they sentence Edmund’s balls being cut off

  5. Know nut
    April 8, 2011

    Before we condenmn we should ask many many questions I do agree that this is an impressionmablee young iwoman, but what was her acceptance at the home or what was was her interaction withy the adults at that home, did she voluntarily leave with her abuctor or were thay involved at any time in life or did he have an in fluence on her .
    Sometime ago a young woman was abducted under similar circumatances and she emerged from that abduction very very plump with glowering praises for her abductors for her health and well being,but her captiors were already killerd and disposed of. So before we cast any blame on misguided humans who think that they can make a life in the woods by abducting the love of our lives Think of how far MAMIES h of SWp has gone

    • Sphynx
      April 9, 2011

      You remind me of patricia hurst.didn’t she fall in love with her kidnappers?

  6. positive dominican
    April 8, 2011

    it was reported that he used the marijuana to warm himself from the cold.what did this hag gave the young child to warm herself.the lawyer is a marijuana man so Dominicans should expect this sentence.I would cut out his penis tongue hands and burst his stomach and plug out his eyes so he will not see another person to do this mischief.Dominicans give the child time to heal.

  7. Sphynx
    April 8, 2011

    My brother,i am feeling sorry for you.don’t know you,but I guess right now you are making an autopsy of your life.something snapped out of control somewhere.i really believe you are regretting.it is rough and will be rough for you,but it is not too late to ask Jah for help.everyone is a sinner.your wrongdoings put you where you are now, but you are not the worst offender on earth.accept the chastisement like a man.i am sure you remain some good in you.use it.we are praying for you.it’s not too late for a change.may Jah give strength to go through this.

  8. Nornoy
    April 8, 2011

    That’s the draconian laws for gun and related offenses that we heard the PM proclaim this year? What a joke!!! That’s not even a slap on the wrist, the man is a repeat offender for Christ’s sake, they should have given him a minimum of ten years just for those charges

  9. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 8, 2011

    What have being cooperative and not wasting court time got to do with holding a little girl captive for 40 days against her will. Edmund should be sentenced to death by hanging for what he inflicted on that little girl. Case closed.

  10. observant
    April 8, 2011

    The longer it takes fr her to testify is better, give her time to heal and get herself prepared fr the court case…this is very serious and sensitive folks, so tme is the factor..remember the Sharpe case in the US, it tiook a few years before the young lady faced her abducter…the government has to pass heavir sentences for pedophiles, rapist etc….this incident should make everyone think hard about our laws in DA…..

  11. MORE TO COME
    April 8, 2011

    There are more charges and jail time to come people.

  12. Axer
    April 8, 2011

    By the time they are ready for the other charges she may be an adult. Will that prejudice the outcome? Just asking….

    • awa man.
      April 8, 2011

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. shattababy
    April 8, 2011

    kidnap or not kidnap the sweetest thing about it is that shanice has been found cuz trust me she is just not ready for that type of life yet the life of bieng with a MALE CHAUVINIST PIG

    • sadist
      April 8, 2011

      HE WAS WILLING TO SHARE. HE IS NO PIG

  14. Natasha J
    April 8, 2011

    People PLEASEEEE READ the whole articles before you post. It says that only 4 charges were dealt with yesterday and eventually the rest will be. They have to put together a solid case so this scum and his defense lawyers can’t plead insanity or anything else. We should not just jump to conclusions, we as a people need to learn to read and understand.. Everything will happen in due time as far as this case, God don’t like ugly…. Patience…

    • Sir Jonny(Honourale President fo Dominica)
      April 9, 2011

      I think these people fully know what it is. They just wat to let off steam and rant. That or dominica and its press carries too much sensationalism

  15. P.A.I.D
    April 8, 2011

    Cant some of you read ? Are my fellow dominicans that illiterate? They stated on marijuana possesion and intent to supply and firearm and amunition the rest will obviously come after…… jeezzzzzz …common sense isn’t so common after all.

  16. mixed race
    April 8, 2011

    The news said that on countof
    Drug and amunition he received 2 years and some however the other charges will be brought against him in august. listen to d news b4 u comment people!

    • awa man.
      April 8, 2011

      he recieved 2 yrs n couple months in jail right……….a family member of mine had that same charges as he had wit d drug:internsion to supple and amunition n whatnt..THEY WANTED TO GIVE MY CUZEN 15 TO 2O YEARS..ARE U SHITTING ME?????????>….REALLY?..REALLLY?..REALLLY?????…PSH PLZ.Z……JUS AGREE THAT ALU SHITTY JUDICARY SYSTEM GOING DOWN D DRAIN….JES NW PPLE WILL KILL PPLE N DA WILL GET 1 YR N STILL OFF WITHIN 5 MNTHS “FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR”..LOLLLLL.LMAO..PLZZ

  17. wawwww
    April 8, 2011

    Lol sorry read over he WAS charged for the possesion of firearm and ammunition but the kidnapping charges weren’t dealt with

  18. wawwww
    April 8, 2011

    Ppl the charges and jail time only dealt with his possesion of drugs,be mindful that the article states that only the drug charges were addressed webster is going to be charged for the kidnappin and other charges eg the firearm he possesed at a diffrent court appearance.the f****** needs to get two life sentences for all those charged together

  19. Vieux Negre
    April 8, 2011

    @forkit,

    Weh!Weh!Weh! garcon. ou pas serieux, frere…and kidnapping a minor, drug possession, possession of firearms & ammunition, are not serious offenses. Whatever you are smoking or drinking, please stop. It is affecting your brain cells, and dulling your receptors.

  20. wondering
    April 8, 2011

    when are the other charges going to be dealt with?

    • Concerned!!
      April 8, 2011

      I will send his as* to jail for 35 years! After serving his sentence he will not be able to do anything with his di*k again! it would not be able to stand properly! Wicked son of a Gone!

      The man had the whole nation worried wei! I believe he has more charges to receive. That can’t be all of it! i need to be a Magistrate or Judge! Let him pay for his damn mischief!

      • wondering
        April 8, 2011

        from my follow up on the story the kidnap charges has not yet been brought forward… 35 not even enough i would send 40 years a year for each day he keep the person child away from them

  21. forkit
    April 8, 2011

    its amazing how this man can be charged and sentenced in a week, but matters relating to our country which is a much more serious matter can be delayed and delayed… to please a man made GOD like PHARAOH

    • dominican
      April 8, 2011

      true that

  22. SWEETIE
    April 8, 2011

    Not enough time is true. This is when I say that judge Tyani Behanzin should take his rightful place on the bench now. This for all those who think that they can commit unlawful offenses and get away with it. Our justice system here in Dominica is only set for a few. What cruelty is that.

    • real
      April 8, 2011

      if i knew you i would shake your hand
      thanks for that comment you made my day

    • hoyster
      April 8, 2011

      is bloody true,seems like is 4 one set they have pity and 4 the other set theres no mercy…

    • ???????????
      April 8, 2011

      Read the article again .. He was only charged for some of the charges … There are others which the court has not heard. Read twice or even thrice before you comment.

  23. Serious times....
    April 8, 2011

    Thats nt enuf time 4 that wicked man….. awa wi Dominica…. wat if someone had sell him out from his hidind place…. that person would be in risk in 2 years time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wake up dominica……

    • A A
      April 8, 2011

      Serious Times, please read with some understanding. The story never said that is his sentence for all the offenses that he committed, it simply said that on 2 of the charges (Gun and Marijuana) he got this sentence. That does not mean he will be out in 2 years after all the crimes we believe that he committed.

  24. Each man to his order.
    April 8, 2011

    that so so not fair bec this is not enough time for all wat he did . which means someone else will think of doin d same bec dey checkin not much time is bein spent in jail come on people think now shernice has to live with that guilt for life……….

    • Dominican Abroad
      April 8, 2011

      he was only charged on 4, while he’s in prison they’ll deal with the kidnapping and other stuff

  25. mouth of the south
    April 8, 2011

    when are they going to bring up the other charges,,,,, is there an issue getting these charges brought up against him

    • A A
      April 8, 2011

      A gun posession and marijuana possession charge is the easiest to prosecute when you have the physical evidence infront of you and the person admits to possession of the both. The rape and kidnap among other charges will obviously take a bit longer especially when the person pleads not guilty (which means you now have to build a case beyond a reasonable doubt) and you have to seek substntive evidence from so many different parties which takes a little more time.

  26. cookie
    April 8, 2011

    So what about the kidnappin charges? among the others against the teen? were these offenses dismissed? 2 yrs & 3mnths ? really? DA have the sweetest justice ever.

    • ???????????
      April 8, 2011

      Read the news item again. He has not been yet for the other charges.. According tro one commenter, the other cases will take a little longer to put together since you have to get (which means you now have to build a case beyond a reasonable doubt) and you have to seek substantial evidence from so many different parties which takes a little more time.

  27. what?
    April 8, 2011

    is the court serious? what happened to the kidnapping charge? will that be dealt with at a later time. He should be doing at least 15 years. if all he gets is 2 years then dominica justice system is really lacking a true sense of justice.
    we’ll see what happens i guess

  28. pedro
    April 8, 2011

    I guess he did not kidnap her?

  29. gwobeck
    April 8, 2011

    What if he was your brother or sisters man would that be your view? Dont answer now, think, take your time to do that

  30. Wow
    April 8, 2011

    What a joke..2 years…fantastic defense attorney..

  31. Great BUT!
    April 8, 2011

    Not enough time!!

    • ss
      April 8, 2011

      dats just for a few of the charges…..he hae more time to get ttrust me…

  32. worried dominican
    April 8, 2011

    it is just starting for you,hope they send you away for a longtime,your not the only one out their but i hope this sends a message to the others

  33. Brain Damage
    April 8, 2011

    What has happened to the other charges. Were they dropped or in the pipe line.
    Time out: 2 years 4 months, well..well…well..

  34. Gabo
    April 7, 2011

    It is a bit late for withholding her name now that the whole of Dominica know the story. I kind afeel sorry for the guy. The drugs ate away his good senses I think.

  35. Oh ho
    April 7, 2011

    Take that in your skin!

  36. real
    April 7, 2011

    i hope that god will allow everything to take place in a the right way :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

  37. Mrs bigo
    April 7, 2011

    He need more time in

  38. no name 2
    April 7, 2011

    WTH?????

  39. man of the North
    April 7, 2011

    SO IS THAT THE SENTENCE THEY HAND DOWN ON THIS MAN WHO KIDNAPP A TEENAGER FOR 40 DAYS? I THOUGHT NEW LAWS WAS REINFORCED FOR GUN RELATED CHARGES AND JUST 2 YEARS PLUS FOR KIDNAPPING, GUN ,AND MARIJUANA? WHAT MESSAGE ARE WE SENDING TO THE PUBLIC?
    LORD WE NEED YOUR GUIDANCE AND RULING IN OUR LIVES AND LAND.

    WHAT A SHAME ON THE SYSTEM HERE.

    • Anonymous
      April 8, 2011

      the shame is on you idiot. Clearly you can’t read or comprehend english

    • ???????????
      April 8, 2011

      People please read the news item…. He has not been charged for all the charges including the Kidnapping charges. Read before you make comments like you cannot understand and your ulimate goal is to criticise the system abd everything else even screaming in Capital letters.

  40. Cal Fawin
    April 7, 2011

    lol exclude the name of the teenager that went missing from reports?!?! is this a joke? ha ha ha, The whole country knows about this case, and the name Shanice Jemmot has been the most popular name in Dominica and on Dominica news sites and Blogs after the house hold name Skerrit. :lol: :lol:

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      April 8, 2011

      It is no secret! :lol: And overseas – worldwide too! It really is silly for them to state that they are withholding her name when the general Media knew about it and all of us resident Dominicans and those overseas. News travel far.
      Since her case was that of a missing child, it was necessary to publicize her name. Why should it be mentioned that they are withholding her name and in a small country as Dominica? :lol:

  41. boyz2men
    April 7, 2011

    Only two years. I should have taken you off myself, sucker!!!

  42. Weh!
    April 7, 2011

    $450,000 fine or 3 years and 6 months for marijuana farmer but 2 years and for months for Edmund?!

    • ???????????
      April 8, 2011

      People please read the news item…. He has not been charged for all the charges including the Kidnapping charges. Read before you make comments like you cannot understand.

  43. sakisah
    April 7, 2011

    what about the kidnapping charges. furthermore even if she agreed to go with him she is a minor. what is this about.

  44. RED HOT
    April 7, 2011

    I THOUGHT THE GOVERNMENT RECENTLY STRENGTHENED THE GUN LAW/, 2 YEARS AFTER ALL WHAT THIS THUG PUT MY COUNTRY THROUGH. BRING BACK BEHANZIN FOR THE OTHER MATTERS PLEASE

  45. Unbiased
    April 7, 2011

    TWO YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS ALONE!..STUPES IT’S BEST THE POLICE JUST LEAVE HIM OUT OF JAIL STUPES…NONSENSE!!!!!

  46. DISGUSTED
    April 7, 2011

    I HOPE THEY THROW THE KEYS TO YOUR CELL IN THE SEA!!!!

  47. me
    April 7, 2011

    sending him to jail wouldnt do him anything i would tie him to a pole in d market and stone him evil creature

  48. ay pah
    April 7, 2011

    so after the name was put all over the place nw they wanna stop including her name?what is the point of that nw?

  49. shatta
    April 7, 2011

    twooooo years lololol hahahhaa best i go an kidnap a grandbay gyal for 40days also!!!

    • jay
      April 8, 2011

      Illiteracy is a major problem in dis country!!!! People read and understand before makin fools of urselves

  50. Muslim_Always
    April 7, 2011

    Two years and 4 months?

    Why did the law officials exclude the kidnapping of Shanice Jemmot?

    I really feel there is more to the case of Shanice Jemmot. Weekes spoke about the sensitivity of the case but it seems to me there is no sensitivity anymore.

    If Shanice was truly kidnapped, why wasn’t she found tied up?

    Sorry my people, the public is dissatisfied regarding the information given to them.

    • Lady G
      April 8, 2011

      The case for the kidnapping is not heard yet. These charges are for weed possesion,fire arm and ammunition. He has many charges against him so it will take time to complete, at the end he will get more years in jail for all the different charges.

      • Muslim_Always
        April 8, 2011

        I hope so.

  51. sister souljah
    April 7, 2011

    bury is F^%&ing [email protected]## under the jail…..i say bring back capital punishment!

  52. tiny
    April 7, 2011

    learn to be better loving parents, listen to your kids, if youhave a freind and taht feind never listen to you, you will think that that frind dont care about you soooooo how do you think teenagers feel when they cn’t voice their feelings. become better parents people………………….

    • tiny
      April 7, 2011

      ok peolple its express the way they fell and all the spelling eroors ans stuff …typing too fast

  53. sadist
    April 7, 2011

    BOY IM STILL LAUGHING. IS THERE A LAW TO LAWFULLY POSESS MARIJUANA? WONDER Y HIS LAWYER DID NOT OBJECT TO THIS CHARGE.

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