Don Hilton Bobb Charged with Manslaughter

Jashvin Jean-Jacque

33 year old, Don Hilton Bobb of Fond Cole breathed a sigh of relief following his appearance at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday June 25th 2013, where he was bailed in the sum of $50,000.00.

He was charged with manslaughter after unlawfully killing 20 year old Jashvin Jean-Jacque of Fond Cole, during an altercation at a liquor shop on Friday June 21st at about 9:30 pm.

It was reported that during the altercation Bobb sustained multiple injuries allegedly inflicted with a cutlass used by Jean-Jacque.  Both men were transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital, where Mr. Jean-Jacques was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Bobb was not required to plea as the charge of manslaughter is indictable.

The Police Prosecutor Inspector Claude Weekes had no objections to bail.

During a bail application, attorney representing Bobb, Gina Dyer Monroe stated that her client has no previous convictions.

Bobb’s aunt, Rosilia Antoine who stood as his surety stated that he is a very obedient gentleman and she has the control over him to ensure that he is present every time his case is brought before the Court.

Part of his bail conditions are that, he report to the Roseau Police Station on Monday’s and Fridays between 7 am to 7 pm, and he is to submit his passport.

However, his attorney stated that her client’s passport was lost four years ago and he has not made any attempts in applying for a new one.

The trial in the matter has been set for November 25th 2013.

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