‘Buck’ is a free man!

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‘Buck’ is a free man!
Dalson
Benjamin Dalson aka Benjie was shot multiple times.

Kerwin Charles aka Buck, the man who was charged for the 2010 fatal shooting of Benjamin Dalson, aka Benjie, ran out of the High Court a free man today, Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Charles, who has been on remand at Bordelais Correctional Facility since 2010, ran out of the courtroom in celebration, moments after learning that his case was dismissed because it does not qualify to go to trial.

The jubilant defendant ran while Justice Francis Cumberbatch was giving him some final words.

According to Justice Cumberbatch, the prosecution’s main witness claimed to have heard eight or nine loud bangs.  After he heard the bangs, the victim stumbled toward him, bleeding from the stomach.  The victim reportedly said to the witness “that man shot me”.

Justice Cumberbatch ruled that while the witness may have heard the gunshots and saw the victim, at no time did the victim identify Charles as the shooter.  He said while the defendant was in the vicinity of the incident, there was no evidence of a gun seen by the witness.

The judge ruled that the evidence presented by the Crown was insufficient and circumstantial, and as such there was no evidence of complicity or enough evidence for trial.

Charles was accused of shooting Dalson during an altercation at about 7:55 pm on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Georgeville, Castries where both men reside.

Dalson, a 26-year-old father of two children, was pronounced dead at Victoria Hospital. A post mortem performed revealed that he died from haemorrhagic shock, secondary to multiple gunshot wounds to the lower back.

Kerwin Charles aka Buck has been freed for lack of evidence presented by prosecutors.

Following his death, Member of Parliament for the area, Richard Frederick, speaking to the STAR newspaper from Germany, said it was no secret that Dalson had run-ins with the law, but the deceased was trying to change his ways.

“It’s no secret that Benjie had his run-ins with the law. But he was one of those guys who had made a desperate effort to transform his life. When I initiated the Peace and Love campaign in Castries Central, Benjie was fully on board,” Frederick was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

He added: “Anytime anyone would interfere with him, Benjie would call me and ask me to speak to that person. He did it on three occasions. In fact, just about three weeks ago I financed him to renew his visa. He was unsuccessful. He had been trying desperately to stay out of trouble and he told me he just wanted to get out of St Lucia.”

Frederick, who was housing minister at the time of the shooting, told the STAR that Dalson was in Georgeville to settle a brewing dispute.

“Something went wrong and it is a sad day when someone who was trying so hard to get his life on the right track has his light put out prematurely and in such a manner,” Frederick said.

About 24 hours after the shooting, it was alleged that the house of Charles’s mother was burnt to the ground in retaliation for Dalson’s death.

A warrant for Charles’ arrest was issued on April 30, 2010, but he was not apprehended until Thursday, June 10, 2010 at about 10:30 pm during an operation conducted by a combined unit of police officers at Rodney Bay, quarter of Gros-Islet, where several boats were searched.

However, evidence presented by the Crown shows that there is not enough evidence to put Charles on trial for Dalson’s murder.

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  1. You got to go man when God get ready you got to go no voodoo ...will stop him. you took a life yout day is coming laugh cry jump jump higher. what goes up must come down you heard.

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  2. Ppl beatin they a ss. How cud urll say so much bout a dead urll knew nothing bout weh were urll wen he did a kill ppl informa eye gon pop out. The demon dem send to take de buoy out of the game wht urll No wen did small n man a beat him weh did urll WHEN HE LOSS HIS EYE WEH DID URLL HIS HAND HIS LOSS MOM GOD FOR BIT STOP IT LUCIANZ HE ALONE WHO FEELS IT KNOWS IT FWET BAW

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  3. Jah nuh sleep! Bear ben fwet all day Fredrick wats in the dark will come out selah u n d boss hmmm

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  4. Long live Buck,how much of u known Buck for showing off or looking for useless trouble or robbing people,Kerwin will servive and live till he old

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  5. Now let me tell y'all something, before y'all stir up things in saint lucia, end this blog and y'all gang banging comments right this minute. Go do the government or y'all boss work ... Stop promoting violence in the country!!!

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  6. "How can anyone kill 12 people,and and be free in St lucia?satan rules in lucia"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. The same command that says thou shall not kill. It also says Thou shall not lie, steal. Etc.... You who lies are you any better than he who kills.. All sin is sin.. pharisee always looking @ faults in order ppl to try justify they are betta.. Take the beam of your eyes!! Hate the sin, not the sinner, cause you are just as guilty.. I pray buck find a new life in Jesus and ask for forgiveness... And to all who wish bad, I pray you repent and turn from your ways.. And I knew bengy very well as my neighbor.. I can,t pray for the dead, but for the living.. God is in control!

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  8. Don't mind all of them you hear that talking oh they going to kill Buck this and benji this and that. I knew both of them from young growing up and trust me Benji had it coming. He knew his death was near and he also knew who would have killed him because he said it weeks or a month before it happened. He didn't do tease Kurwin on his own he did it because he didn't have a choice he was too far gone along the death highway to pull back so accept that. He got his shot which laid him to rest to give this soul peace. Because he wasn't at ease for weeks before he was killed, if you think I'm lying ask his friends and them who saw him before he died how unsettled he was. And for all ya'll that talking about death to kurwin is behind back ya'll will do it when he can't defend because when the shots were fired all the so call fwet crew and them went running for ya'll fucking lives because at that point all of them knew it was hot and they would have died. None of them came out to say a thing even when they knew they were the ones responsible for giving benji a kinda hype instead of telling him to stop teasing and threatening kurwin. now all of ya'll want to talk big about contract this and that. Let me see benji walk back upon this earth when you kill kurwin.

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  9. Mhizz Danger, u shaking the wrong tree .... U go ahead and touch Kerwin ... The Lord got a surprise for you and all those that want my in law dead!!!! At least he won't need no government money to bury him if he dead .... Choops tun