Man charged for murder of French national

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Murder accused Steven Joseph
Murder accused Steven Joseph on prison vehicle

Police in Dominica have made a major breakthrough in the murder of a French national in Portsmouth on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Mireille Emy Pradon, a 70-year-old female French national living at Grange, Portsmouth was found lying on her back in her bedroom in an unresponsive state about 7:10 p.m. on the said date.

The police responded and the district doctor was summoned to the scene. The body was examined and officially pronounced dead.

On May 27, 2020, Steven Joseph of Capuchin who was arrested and charged for the murder of the female French national appeared before a Roseau magistrate where the charge of murder was read to him.

He was not required to enter a plea since the matter is of an indictable nature to be tried by a judge and jury.

He is represented by Zena Moore-Dyer from the law firm of Dyer & Dyer. The matter has been adjourned to October 1, 2020.

In the meantime, Joseph has been remanded in custody at the Stock Farm Prison.