DeBlandeau Man Charged with Murder

St. Andrew's resident Albert Alexis - charged with the latest murder in the Spice Isle

St. Andrew’s resident Albert Alexis – charged with the latest murder
in the Spice Isle

Fifty nine year old Albert Alexis of DeBlandeau in St Andrew has found himself in tight waters with the law.

Alexis has been charged with Non-Capital murder in connection with the death over the weekend of Alson Henry, a resident of the same village.

The suspect who is now a pensioner made his first court appearance on Tuesday at the Grenville Magistrate Court before presiding Magistrate, Nevlyn John.

According to a police report, Henry and Alexis were involved in an altercation resulting in the accused allegedly inflicting stab wounds to the deceased.
The New Today understands that the dispute was over a piece of land.

A resident of the area told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that he is not surprised at the turn of events since the accused has been involved in a series of land disputes with a number of residents of the area in the past.

An official police bulletin said, “31-year-old Henry, a resident of Plaisance (St. Andrew) who was involved in an altercation with the accused on Saturday 2nd May 2015 was found dead the following day (Sunday) with multiple stab wounds to the body.”

Alexis was subsequently detained by police for questioning and later charged with Non-Capital murder.

An autopsy report revealed that Henry died as a result of “hypovolemic shock due to a stab wound to the chest.”

The murder accused, who has retained Attorney at Law Anselm Clouden, was denied bail and remanded to Richmond Hill Prison.

Alexis is due to return to court on May 21 for the start of the Preliminary Inquiry into the murder charge.

Meanwhile, one other person was left dead following a vehicular accident along the Grand Anse main road on Monday night.

Dead is 28-year-old Anthony Slocombe, a well-known biker and stunt man of Grand Mal, St George.

Slocombe succumbed to injuries sustained at around 6.30 p.m after his Motorcycle collided with a Suzuki Escudo vehicle.

Slocombe is well known for his LIME adverts that were promoting the much-anticipated 4G network that the telecommunications company is offering.

His face was plastered on several billboards across the country.

The deceased was also a member of the Grenada Bikers Association and would be remembered for stunts done on his bike at drag races usually held at Pearl’s airstrip.

Despite his unfortunate death, close friends have said that Slocombe was always for riding on the nation’s roads as he always wore his helmet and other protective gears.

The Police bulletin confirming the death of the biker said, “One man is dead following a motorcycle crash on Monday evening (May 4th, 2015), which occurred at The Limes – Grand Anse public road intersection about 6:30 p.m.

Anthony Slocombe, 28 years old of Grand Mal, St. George lost his life after the motorcycle he was riding reportedly ran into the rear of a Suzuki Escudo vehicle.
Slocombe who was ambulanced to the General Hospital died hours after the crash.  A post-mortem is scheduled. Police investigations continue.”

Slocombe’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil in his honour on Tuesday night at the scene of the accident.

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