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The accused, Cole Oliver, outside the Kingstown Magistrate's Court on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
The accused, Cole Oliver, outside the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
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An 18-year-old man appeared in court Thursday charged with Tuesday’s murder of Kemon Olando Roberts, 28, in Golden Vale.

The accused man, Cole Oliver, was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which was read to him by Magistrate John Ballah at Kingstown Magistrate’s Court.

The prosecutor, acting Corporal of Police Corlene Samuel, asked that the matter be adjourned and transferred to the Serious Offences Court.

Ballah granted the application and set the next hearing for Aug. 2, before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne at the Serious Offences Court.

Oliver has been remanded into custody until then.

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Roberts was shot multiple times in the head in his community shortly before  8 a.m. as he walked to work in Calliaqua.

His mother, Denise Roberts, told iWitness News that she was wondering if his death had anything to do with an incident at his work place sometime ago.

However, iWitness News was reliably informed that police have ruled out this incident as a motivation for the killing.

This is the second time in less than a month that Oliver is being arraigned on serious charges.

Eighteen-year-old Cole Oliver, who was wanted by the Police in connection with a series of criminal offences, is currently in custody.

On June 26, days after police issued a wanted bulletin for him, Cole appeared before the Serious Offences Court, charged with burglary, wounding, discharge of a firearm, and possession of a firearm without a license issued under the Firearms Act.

He pleaded not guilty and was granted $12,000 bail with one surety.

He was ordered not to contact the virtual complainant and to report to the Questelles Police Station between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Monday and Thursday.

4 replies on “18-y-o charged with murder”

  1. Litter boy you just 18 an start your record so early..you playing games with the system you not afraid of jail..what about them for murder

  2. Fidus Achates says:

    Such a corrupt justice system.
    No wonder why things are getting out of hand??
    Lord please save SVG.

  3. Percy Palmer says:

    Why he was even considered for bail? Something is wrong with the bail system in SVG. He had 3 charges that would have landed him in jail and he was released. Age should never play a part in the justice system. It’s just a number!

  4. Atc18 you are a young criminal . That begs the question of what kind of childhood you had ? Where were your parents n those formative years?

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