August 9, 2020

5 men charged for bacchanal in cemetery

Kazim Alexander, Dane Daniel, Timron Padmore, Jeronza Thomas and Junior Charles from Chauncey/Questelles are all now before the Court following an incident which occurred at the Chauncey Cemetery on May 27th, 2018 for at the funeral service for JeTonnia Thomas the then common-law wife of Paul Stephen.

The five men were accused on the date in question of entering the cemetery and disturbed the funeral proceedings by arming themselves with stones, a block and a piece of board and proceeded to unlawfully and maliciously wounding  of Paul Stephens a resident of Kirtons, Barrouallie.

The incident is said to have stemmed from the death of Thomas who was discovered at the home of both Stephens and Thomas at Kirtons Barrouallie.

A postmortem which was carried out on Thomas’ body revealed that Thomas died as a result of a heart attack.  However, the defendants are of different belief.

Appearing before Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 at the Kingstown Magistrate Court. Several guilty pleas were entered along with pleas of not guilty on the charges by the defendants.

Prosecutor Corleen Samuel attached to the Director of Public Prosecution Chambers had no objection to bail which were allowed in the sum of $5,000.00 each with one surety.

However, Dane Daniel was asked to surrender all travel documents to the Court due to the fact that he is expecting to leave the country.

The matters have been adjourned to July 30th, 2018.

By St Clair Charles

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