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.

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  1. Tina Brown says:

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

    • 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…!!

    • Andre says:

      Innocent till proven guilty!

  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.

    • 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??

  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.

  4. law makers says:

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

  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!

  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

  7. Malachi says:

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

  8. Ayisha says:

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

  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.

  10. Leo says:

    Don’t worry…the rest of you are safe…