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Nolda Fenton dead from stab wounds, one man charged

Nolda Fenton had planned to be married in December

Coming at a time just as claims are being made by the police that Montserrat was experiencing a period of escalating crime, there comes news of a murder involving two community spirited woman and man, the first being the victim in what has been described as a ‘gruesome murder’.

The police are calling it a ‘suspicious death’, but in a release on March 6, 2012 stated that, “On Sunday afternoon a Brades resident was charged with her (Nolda Fenton) murder.”

The release confirmed, “The Police are currently carrying investigation into the cause of death of a 54 yr-old female resident of Brade’s,” adding that she was found dead at her home at Brades in the early hours of Saturday morning March 3, 2012.

The morning, Saturday, March 3, Montserrat awoke to the news that Nolda Fenton of Brades was found dead reportedly with her throat slashed. The accused of the crime was reported to be her fiancée with whom Nolda had reportedly planned to exchange marriage vows in December this year. Nolda is well known, and as one can see from Social Media, sadness, regrets of her death, for her involvement in events and especially at festivals as she is one of the leading persons for forming groups and building troupes, etc.

By about 7:00 a.m. there was a size-able crowd mixed in with police personel, gathered on the Brades main road next to the home where Nolda was found.

The man who reportedly had given himself up to police and charged for the reportedly gruesome act is John Jones, a Guyanese immigrant to Montserrat who is well known for his involvement as a musician with the masquerades, training the young ones and who plays music instruments in the Emerald Community Singers group.

Reports also state that earlier in the week Jones had been hospitalized for stab wounds, reportedly inflicted by the victim and who had obtained a restraining order against Jones.

The police has said in the release: “We are convinced that there was a single suspect involved in the incident. Police investigations are continuing and the assistance of the general public is greatly solicited.”

The Commissioner wrote on March 6: “I will assure you that the police will thoroughly investigate this and all other incident. The investigation is ongoing and you will be updated as and when necessary.”

There have been varying reports that this charge of murder is the first since 2008, but sources confirmed that is the first in ten years since 2002 August when the accused of the death of Simeon Sealy was convicted and is still serving sentence for the crime. Within the past twenty years there have been reports of suspicious deaths, but no charges of murder had been laid. There was one such death in 2008 and while the police had suspects, no charge was brought as police claimed they had insufficient evidence to prosecute anyone.

In the current matter, legal sources have pointed out that although the Police have charged Jones, they will still at trial have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt he committed the crime.

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Nolda Fenton had planned to be married in December

Coming at a time just as claims are being made by the police that Montserrat was experiencing a period of escalating crime, there comes news of a murder involving two community spirited woman and man, the first being the victim in what has been described as a ‘gruesome murder’.

The police are calling it a ‘suspicious death’, but in a release on March 6, 2012 stated that, “On Sunday afternoon a Brades resident was charged with her (Nolda Fenton) murder.”

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The release confirmed, “The Police are currently carrying investigation into the cause of death of a 54 yr-old female resident of Brade’s,” adding that she was found dead at her home at Brades in the early hours of Saturday morning March 3, 2012.

The morning, Saturday, March 3, Montserrat awoke to the news that Nolda Fenton of Brades was found dead reportedly with her throat slashed. The accused of the crime was reported to be her fiancée with whom Nolda had reportedly planned to exchange marriage vows in December this year. Nolda is well known, and as one can see from Social Media, sadness, regrets of her death, for her involvement in events and especially at festivals as she is one of the leading persons for forming groups and building troupes, etc.

By about 7:00 a.m. there was a size-able crowd mixed in with police personel, gathered on the Brades main road next to the home where Nolda was found.

The man who reportedly had given himself up to police and charged for the reportedly gruesome act is John Jones, a Guyanese immigrant to Montserrat who is well known for his involvement as a musician with the masquerades, training the young ones and who plays music instruments in the Emerald Community Singers group.

Reports also state that earlier in the week Jones had been hospitalized for stab wounds, reportedly inflicted by the victim and who had obtained a restraining order against Jones.

The police has said in the release: “We are convinced that there was a single suspect involved in the incident. Police investigations are continuing and the assistance of the general public is greatly solicited.”

The Commissioner wrote on March 6: “I will assure you that the police will thoroughly investigate this and all other incident. The investigation is ongoing and you will be updated as and when necessary.”

There have been varying reports that this charge of murder is the first since 2008, but sources confirmed that is the first in ten years since 2002 August when the accused of the death of Simeon Sealy was convicted and is still serving sentence for the crime. Within the past twenty years there have been reports of suspicious deaths, but no charges of murder had been laid. There was one such death in 2008 and while the police had suspects, no charge was brought as police claimed they had insufficient evidence to prosecute anyone.

In the current matter, legal sources have pointed out that although the Police have charged Jones, they will still at trial have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt he committed the crime.