Pointe Michel man fined ten grand for grievous bodily harm

Malory Dover of Pointe Michel has been fined ten thousand dollars after he was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent on September 2, 2015 to Favian Constance in Pointe Michel.

Dover was fined five thousand dollars to be paid in 3 months, in default, 2 years in jail. However, he had to pay two thousand of that amount forthwith before his release. That fine was paid. He was further fined five thousand dollars as compensation and in default, 12 months in jail.

The facts of the case:

Favian Constance told the court that on the day in question (September 2, 2015) he left Carib Sand and Stones located under the Pointe Michel cliff between 5 and 6 pm to go to Chemen Nef in Pointe Michel for his money since he was a construction worker. On his way, he saw the accused sitting with Alfred “Quick Sliver” Frank, He said he passed closed to them – about 8-10 feet – and then felt something hit him at the back of his right side and his left forearm.

“I felt a bit dizzy and then ran to the village and when I reached L’autre Bord, a lady stopped me and spoke to me, I felt some cuts and saw bleeding in my forearm and head,” he said.

Constance said he was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) where he was treated and admitted to the Alford Ward.

“I spent a week there. I had to do surgery on my left hand because my hand was cut and the bone was fractured. My left hand was placed in a cast for six weeks. Since I left PMH, I have been feeling pain in my head,” he told the court.

Constance said that prior to the incident, he had no problems with Dover.

The state called nine witnesses in the matter.

Dr. Curlson George said he examined the patient at PMH and he had a laceration measuring 7 centimeters on the ulna aspect of the arm. “I noticed that there was bone involvement, meaning that there was a fracture; there was damage to the muscles in the area. The bone presented mild active bleeding and because of that, the patient needed to go to surgery,” Dr. George said.

He was taken to theatre where surgery was performed, the doctor told the court.

Attorney-at-law, Dawn Yearwood Stewart represented Dover in the matter.

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4 Comments

  1. BEB.
    May 20, 2019

    Can any one please explain to me , what was the motive, was he going to collect his money from any of the afore mentioned guys, Malory Dover or Alfred Frank?
    DNO, you should come better than that, I’m at a lost, I think you should first put all your facts together before publishing your story. I hope that you are going to enlighten us the readers as to what happened, that evening.

  2. Forreal
    May 20, 2019

    Am sorry to say, this report does not make any sense, I mean what type of weapon was used, no details, for someone not familiar with the situation is left in the loop ,you guys care to share some light on the altercation

  3. Ibo France
    May 20, 2019

    Justice delayed is justice denied. Almost four years before this case was called to trial. Why does everything in Dominica is malfunctioning? It a damning indictment on those in control of the government. The justice system, electoral system, parliament, police force, in fact, the entire public service is alarmingly dysfunctional. Instead of dealing with these problems, the government flags its wings and fly away. The present rush to fool the electors with all sort of enticements should be scoffed at. The people need sincerity, consistency and competency from their government. Vote out these serial liars and lazy buffoons.

    • ??????????????????
      May 20, 2019

      Ibo France! Where are you or perhaps me? The comments does not relate to the article! Just saying. the article is about a court matter. And you are there commenting on politics!????? Well my people! You must be very disgruntled, unhappy etc. Why confuse yourself? Outof context Ibo France. Boy you need peace of mind! Really Ibo! Read the article five times and read your comments again. trust me you must be dreaming every night about Government etc – politics. Papamet get a life.

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