Crime / FrontPage

Emerson Eagan, Guilty Of Murder

Emmerson Eagan, 22, convicted of the murder of Dennis Nembhard, 35, is to be sentenced in the Supreme Court of Justice Adolph Lucas on Friday, April 27.

The jury of five men and eight women retired at 3:50 pm and returned with the guilty verdict at 6:12 Monday evening, April 23.

The Director of Public Prosecution did not request the death penalty at the start of the trial, so Eagan’s mandatory sentence will be life imprisonment.

His killer was only about 25 feet away when he blasted Nembhard with a sawed-off shotgun in his lower back as he walked on Oleander Street toward his home on Nutmeg Street sometime between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. on June 1, 2009.

Nembhard fell face down to the ground and then got up and ran through an alley connecting Oleander Street and Flamboyant Street before he collapsed.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.

The only eyewitness to the shooting was Shelmadine Sanchez, 35, who was unable to testify because she was killed across the street from her Oleander Street home on August 14, 2010.

Police Constable Delmar Moguel testified that he had paid Sanchez a social visit to her home and she had gone out to buy more drinks at nearby Chinese store after their supply had ran out, when he heard shots.

P.C. Moguel said  when he ran out he saw Sanchez lying on the ground crying out for help.

She had gun shot wounds to her abdomen.

He placed her in a taxi and took her  to the K.H.M.H., but she too was pronounced dead on arrival.

Crown Counsel Christophe Rogiguez, in presenting the prosecution’s case, had to show to that Sanchez was indeed dead and that the statement she gave to the police  was   acceptable.

Louinia Daniels, the Assistant Registrar at the Vital Statistics Unit, testified that she prepared Sanchez’s death certificate.

Police Corporal Ancaidia Chun testified that it was he who had recorded Sanchez’s statement.

Senior Counsel Simeon Sampson represented Eagan, who testified that at the time of the murder, he was playing basketball behind the Mahogany Street Police Station.

Comments are closed.