Vincentian Admits To Killing Rwandan Refugee In Canada

Vincentian National Nikita Hunt

A Vincentian national along with another individual who were set to undergo a lengthy murder trial before a jury next week at the Montreal courthouse opted instead on Thursday to admit to their roles in the violent death of Gilbert Nshimiyumukiza, a Rwandan refugee.

On Thursday, Superior Court Justice Michel Pennou was informed of how Nshimiyumukiza ended up being shot in the head on April 30, 2016, in his basement apartment on Grenet St., in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough.

This happened during a home invasion while an alleged drug dealer was looking to collect a debt.

Vincentian national Nikita Hunt who were part of the home invasion along with ermaine Gero, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and manslaughter respectively on Thursday, Both men admitted they were there to support Robertson Shamora, 31, a Montreal resident who for weeks had been looking to collect money that Nshimiyumukiza owed him for drugs.

Shamora remains accused of first-degree murder in the case but has yet to be arrested, Prosecutors say.

According to the Montreal Gazzette, Gero was armed with a gun during the home invasion and he pointed it at Nshimiyumukiza and his roommate, while Hunt and Shamora yelled at them.

A fourth man, who has never been identified, joined the trio and used a small bat to assault Nshimiyumukiza’s roommate.

A publication ban has been placed on the roommate’s name out of concerns for his safety.

He was scheduled to testify as a prosecution witness during the trial. He would have testified that he saw Gero shoot his friend in the head. Nshimiyumukiza was taken to a hospital where he died the following day.

Nshimiyumukiza ended up being shot in the head on April 30, 2016, in his basement apartment. MONwp

Police later recovered a palm print off the window that would provide a match to Hunt. Gero left behind a pair of distinctive yellow gloves, visible on footage from one of the cameras in the building, and police recovered his DNA from one of them.

Both men were arrested months later and Hunt still possessed the gun used to kill the victim.

The firearm was wrapped in a bandana that had a small blood stain on it, which provided more DNA evidence linking Gero to the murder.

Defence lawyer James Dawson outlined a common suggestion that could see Hunt be sentenced to an overall nine-year prison term.

Dawson said his client is a permanent resident in Canada and that Hunt realizes he could be deported to his country of origin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as a result of what he pleaded guilty to.

Pennou will decide if he agrees with the sentence when matter comes up next week.

The judge is also scheduled to hear arguments on Gero’s parole eligibility on the same day. Gero received an automatic life sentence when he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

4 Comments

  1. We do not export any products, but we seem to export violent crime. We have fertile soil for agriculture, but we create an economic environment that makes it unprofitable to profit in that industry. Because of our heavy and ever-increasing taxes, fees, customs duties, it is not profitable to do much of anything in SVG because nearly all profits go to the government. The only industry that is profitable for the uneducated is crime. That is why we export crime and nothing else.

    • Nonsense,
      Some people believe in easy money and get caught up to commit crime. You don’t have to be educated to have commonsense. Those lazy Uncle Tom idiot want to be too free. Pay the price!!!

  2. When these bastards are deported to SVG they add to the mayhem of crimes in SVG. Local are counciled in foreign acts. Is there a law in place to monitor these miscreants who are deorted?

  3. Well he coming the right place no place like home
    He might regret the day he came back to his home land because these guys in Vincy they don’t tell you they just do it.

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