Bail granted to suspect in 2011 murder of former St. Lucia Carnival Queen contestant

By SNO Staff
Alisha Hunte was found stabbed to death in her home.

Alisha Hunte was found stabbed to death in her home.

The man accused of murdering Alisha Hunte, a former St. Lucia Carnival Queen contestant, was granted bail in the sum of $100,000, when he made an appearance at the Criminal Court on Friday.

Tristan Francis, the boyfriend of the deceased, who was represented by Attorney-at-Law Leslie Mondesir was charged with the capital offense.

He appeared before Justice Francis Cumberbatch.

Francis is expected to pay half of the total sum of bail in cash and the rest as suitable surety.

The 22-year-old woman’s body was discovered lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds in the bathroom of her Trouya apartment on May 18, 2011.

Hunte was a contestant in the 2009 St. Lucia Carnival Queen Pageant.

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15 comments

  1. Still amazed by this case today...5 years of the young man's life just taken away...and ppl seem to know the real killer by 1 comment above ...she was pregnant by a woman's husband. They tested the fetus it wasn't the young man's own. They framed him for her murder and everyone was paid the police the eye witness her even her mother smfh I hope one day the truth come out!

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  2. if u r not a sinner go ahead and cast ur stone. all sins a the same. build the hospital and admit it its just a world of sin.

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  3. If there is no evidence WHY HOLD HIM? ITS SAD THAT SHE LOST HER LIFE BUT THE LAW IS NOT GOVERNED BY ASSUMPTIONS SMFH

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  4. Ignorance always brings about tyranny. We are always uneasy about the coming into power of despots and notorious leaders in other parts of the world, however we open up ourselves to that same type of thinking in local matters. You are asking your leaders to commit crimes in order to punish crime. Does that sound familiar? Would you like the state to continue its draconian policy of imprisoning people just because they are accused. Who named you brainless nitwits God? Everyone is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law. Some of you cannot even determine who guilty at your own homes yet still you want to pass judgement on a case you know nothing of and very far from. None of you would want to spend a day in the Philippines because of Duterte yet you all want to come and talk all sorts of nonsense here

    This is the main reason why we have not solved the many crimes which have occurred, because of our rush to judgement. Everyone deserves bail because they are only accused of the crime. Why do you people say nothing when politicians accuse each other in parliament of committing the worst crimes against the state? They are accused, so why don't we give them the same treatment. I am really fed up of ignorance in our country and frankly, it is beginning to seem like a crime to me.

    If you have nothing constructive to say well don't say it here. NONSENSE!!

    You cannot be a criminal to solve crime. Idiots.

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  5. I wish everyone of my St.Lucian sisters never let that murderer see their va jay jay again. Let him be isolated like a leper because he is the same beast within. He will evaporate the same way for the slightest reason if given the chance,I hope a good Samaritan would volunteer to release some good street justice on his [email protected]@. My sisters run run put wheels on you all heels and run away from that killer thanks,for he will show you all no mercy knowing he is now free to kill again. Always remember nothing good is going to come out of this case for there is NO JUSTICE NO PEACE in St.Lucia they are all asleep at the wheel. Alisha Hunt continue Resting In Peace.

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    • Alisha Hunte is not resting in peace because she knows her kill was never caught and the law had the wrong person in custody all the time. I am sure she will be at a little ease now knowing the innocent man is now free. God's work has finally started. Thank you Justice Cumberbatch, the worse is said about you as a judge but you have a heart, God bless you too.

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  6. The rumours are rampant, such as how it was a notable woman who had her killed because Alisha was pregnant for this woman's husband. But we'll never know, will we? How great the conspiracy in our corrupt nation - you never know who knows who and who's pulling strings for who.

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  7. This is outrageous and there's no bail for rape. This animal I believe (allegedly) mutilated the young lady and her love ones are still prisoners of his doing and here a judge is granting him freedom. Whether it's temporary I don't give a s***. That is why crime will continue plaguing this little island.

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    • This young lady's family knows this young man was not responsible for the girl's murder. That the stab wounds clearly showed she was not murdered by only one individual. It was at least three persons which did not include the accused. Her family needs to come clean with God so their conscience can be cleared. Then and only then will they find rest and the real murderers will be caught. SHM. If you don't have facts don't comment.

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      • so really why dont you help with the investigation instead of posting it on the media cause it seems you know alot thats going on... i thank you

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  8. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED BETTA BELIEVE DAT

    DISGUSTING WE ARE BECOMING LIKE THESE SO CALLED FIRST WORLD COUNTRIES WHERE WE GRANT ALLEGED MURDERERS BAIL
    DATS BULL**** SOME BODY BLAME KENNY NOW HE NOT IN POWER BLAME HIM NOW...

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  9. Should not have gotten bail !

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