Notorious criminal Yulanda Frederick, also known as Jordan, who was released from prison this year, was fatally shot Tuesday (July 1) in Leslie Land, Castries, in the vicinity of the Marian Home for the elderly.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting is not yet clear.
The 35-year-old, who is originally from La Clery but resided at Leslie Land, was on a poster/list of St. Lucia’s notorious criminals which was in circulation almost four years ago.
In 2010, Frederick was remanded at Bordelais Correctional Facility after being charged for the murder of 52-year-old Justus Cenott of Agard, Morne Du Don, Castries and the attempted murder of 16-year-old Kershell Jn. Marie.
The incident occurred on August 27, 2010 at about 9 p.m. at Agard when two masked men approached a group of people attending a barbeque and fired shots in their direction.
Cenott, proprietor of a shop in the area, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital. Jn. Marie was shot multiple times during the incident.
Four other persons were injured in the incident.
Frederick was also charged with using a firearm with intent.
Kershell Jn. Marie’s eight-year-old sister, Marissa Jn. Marie, was eventually shot and killed during a shooting spree at the family’s home in La Clery, Castries just over a month later (October 2010) while Frederick was still in prison. Kershell’s mother sustained gunshot wounds and her father was gun-butted in that incident.
St. Lucia News Online understands that Frederick was released from prison earlier this year after the matter against him was dismissed.
Although having the name of a female, Frederick’s sex has always been a source of intrigue, hence whenever she/he had to spend time in penal custody, she/he had to be placed outside the general prison population.