Paul Defontes Charged With Manslaughter

November 14, 2012

Paul Defontes appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Nov 14] and was charged with the manslaughter of Patricia Roque in Southampton on July 23rd 2012.

As this is an indictable offence, the case will be heard in the Supreme Court. The defendant was granted bail in the amount of $20,000.00 and a surety to return for mention on Wednesday November 21.

Conditions of bail include the defendant having to report twice a week to Hamilton Police Station.

Share via email

Read More About

Category: All, Crime, News

Comments (14)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Tina Brown says:

    Y is it that these ppl r getting bail on murder/manslaughter charges.Lock them up.like others.

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
    • Madame one must be convicted of a crime after going through the Judicial Process, before you can "Lock 'emUp". Check your legal rights. The individual is entitled to a bail hearing just like any suspect involved in an investigation. And if they can meet the conditons of bail then they can roam around the streets as you say...
      Allow for due process or what is the point of having a Judicial System??

      Be thankful someone has been charged and that a trail will soon begin...!!

      Like(0)
      Dislike(0)
    • Andre says:

      Innocent till proven guilty!

      Like(0)
      Dislike(0)
  2. Still Trying to get it Right says:

    @ Tina Brown - I agree and am concerned at the amount of alleged criminals being allowed to roam the streets and live somewhat ordinary lives while they await their trial. Not sure what this particular case is about but after reading about the fisherman was was not out on bail related to initial murder charges, I'm left really wondering what the heck is going on.

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
    • M.Type says:

      This Bermuda system is stupid. The courts give bail to murderers and people handling firearms. This Defontes guy killed that woman!! Straight up.. He should do a life sentence! What ever happened to that 3years minimum for a machete? A white man uses a sword on a human being and he does 15months?? Anyone remember that??

      Like(0)
      Dislike(0)
  3. C.B.A says:

    I have no idea what this case is about but it is a manslaughter charge. Thus, there may not be a violent element involved? Entirely guessing.

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
  4. law makers says:

    Manslaughter does not mean the person was killed maliciously or had the intentions of killing.

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
  5. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Ooops I slipped and stabbed someone in the head and killed them. Oh well, guilty to manslaughter then! Be out in 5. Ridiculous!

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
  6. UK Dependent Territory Citizen says:

    the defendant isnt a ghetto gangbanger from back a town so its ok to give him bail as he is ------- and allegedly only accidentally killed this lady

    bermuda justice sucks

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
  7. Malachi says:

    Dats two white byes in 2 days in court for allegedly killing someone - mus be a PLP eleckshun ploy!

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
  8. Ayisha says:

    bernews....more information please, like whats up with the read between the lines here?

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
  9. dthtoo/ says:

    Not two white byes - 2 pordagees! :o )) It's unfair to label these two cases as a PLP election ploy. The truth is - whites/pordagees sin too - commit heinous crimes.

    Concerning the matter of bail for alleged manslaughterers, I suppose the criminal injustice system believes that one who terminates the life of another isn't likely to do it again.

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)
  10. Leo says:

    Don't worry...the rest of you are safe...

    Like(0)
    Dislike(0)

Latest Podcasts

Podcast: MP Leah Scott On Politics & More

Podcast: MP Leah Scott On Politics & More

OBA MP Leah Scott was aware of talks between former Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell and the PLP about forming a coalition government, she said in the latest Bernews Podcast.

And asked if she supported Mr Crockwell, who has since resigned from Cabinet, she said: “Yes.” Asked how she knew, she said she was friends with Mr Crockwell and they talked about it.

Asked if it was something she would have joined, Ms Scott said: “If it was something that could have been [...]

Share via email
June 23, 2016 | 20 Comments
Podcast: Casino Gaming Commission Director

Podcast: Casino Gaming Commission Director

In the latest Bernews podcast, the executive director of the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission says using Singaporean gaming legislation as a model has slowed down the process of bringing a casino to Bermuda.

Richard Shuetz told Bernews that the Commission had drafted more than 40 amendments to the legislation that was passed in 2014 and that he was talking to the new Tourism Minister, Michael Fahy, about the issue.

“I have actually made a large number of changes. The selection of the Singapore [...]

Share via email
May 30, 2016 | 19 Comments
Podcast: Crockwell On Resignation, Politics, More

Podcast: Crockwell On Resignation, Politics, More

Former Tourism and Transport Minister Shawn Crockwell approached some members of the PLP about forming a coalition government after he quit the OBA Cabinet, Bernews can reveal.

In the latest Bernews podcast – an in-depth interview spanning over 45 minutes — Mr Crockwell said it had been wrong to suggest he was considering crossing the floor of the House of Assembly to join the PLP.

However, in the interview he adds: “I do have quite a few friends on the other side [...]

Share via email
May 17, 2016 | 76 Comments
Podcast: Jamahl Simmons On Bermuda Tourism

Podcast: Jamahl Simmons On Bermuda Tourism

In the latest Bernews podcast, Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons talks about various aspects of local tourism.

He welcomed the recent uptick in tourism numbers and said: “We have to be very clear that the world is our competition now, and this uptick has to be sustainable, maintained and continue to grow.”

Mr Simmons said part of the issue was marketing, while another issue was the product.

Speaking about the high cost of coming to the island, Mr Simmons said, “We have to [...]

Share via email
May 11, 2016 | 9 Comments
Podcast: BTA CEO Bill Hanbury On Tourism

Podcast: BTA CEO Bill Hanbury On Tourism

In this latest Bernews podcast, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Bill Hanbury said when he started the tourism strategy had to be completely rebuilt.

But he says it is now paying dividends and that tourism in Bermuda has a bright future, adding that figures released this week for the first quarter of 2016 were the result of the BTA’s marketing strategy beginning to pay off and were not a blip.

Asked what he had to rebuild he said: “Just about everything, we threw the [...]

Share via email
May 4, 2016 | 16 Comments