Grand Bay man gets reduced charge, granted bail

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Pierre’s charge was reduced from murder to manslaughter. Photo Dominica Online
Pierre’s charge was reduced from murder to manslaughter. Photo Dominica Online

DOMINICA — Shan Pierre, of High Land, Grand Bay who was arrested and initially charged with the murder of Roland Mellow of that same community is now facing the lesser charge of manslaughter.

He was also granted bail in the sum of $25,000.

The charge was reduced when Pierre appeared before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette at a Roseau Magistrate’s Court.

Pierre’s bail was granted with two sureties.

As part of his bail conditions, Pierre was asked to surrender his passport to the police, not to interfere with witnesses in the matter, do not commit any offenses while on bail and report to the Grand Bay Police Station every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

According to previous reports Pierre made his first appearance before Magistrate Gloria Augustus on January 5, 2015 in Roseau, where the charge was read to him.

He was not required to plea since the matter is indictable.

Reports also stated that Mellow sustained serious injuries after being struck with a bottle and stool to the head on December 30, 2014.

Pierre is not new to law enforcement.

He was jointly charged with a two other men on July 16, 2013 following a $1-million drug bust which occurred in Stowe on July 12, 2013.

He was already on bail for that matter.

Pierre is being represented by Attorney-at- Law Gina Dyer-Munro.

Source Dominica Online