Prison inmate dies after collapsing in shower (updated with photo)

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Prison inmate dies after collapsing in shower (updated with photo)
Anthony Noel
Anthony Noel

An  inmate of Bordelais Correctional facility collapsed in the prison shower yesterday and died subsequently.

Anthony Noel, 49, was pronounced dead at about 10:25 am, Thursday, October 23.

Reports are that Noel was mentally ill. He had complained recently of feeling unwell.

The 49-year-old prisoner was admitted several times before at the hospital.

Noel was on remand since 2004 on a charge of causing death. He made his last court appearance on October 15, 2014.

Police officials have since ruled out foul play in his death.

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  1. This man is mentally ill and that's how the system treat's him 10 years on remand that is not a joke, where is the human right's woman who fights for all hard core criminals, if the man commited a crime he should do his time and try to get him some professional help .

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  2. Who feels it knows it. Though I have no family member in prison, I firmly believe that no one should be on remand for more than one year, much less 10 years. Why does it take ten years to conclude a murder case? Crime will always be a fact of life and our leaders should be prepared for it; punish those criminals who deserve it but you must also protect the human rights of civilians. I expected much more from a Phd in constitutional law as our prime minister, our justice system should have been a model for rest of the Caribbean to emulate, but sadly the etire system is severely broken. I thought the gov't was on the right path when they started building new police stations around the island; it would have been nice to see them continue to update the entire justice system. Ah....life in sweet st. Lucia.

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  3. Wow! I my not know this person and he my well be my family on my gran mother side. My condolences goes out to Noel family.

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  4. I believe this is a breach of any one's human rights, being in prison on remand for so long,without having a fair trial.Which ever governments that are in office have to count their self lucky as no one has sued them.I think Mary Francis,Martinus Francois should be taking the St.Lucian government to task on these matters.The prison,court system the government and the judicial system in St.Lucia is not fit for purpose.

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  5. The judge them doing what they want they come to out when they want and nobody can't tell me I lie blood is one bs alone but that's Kenny business

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  6. 10 years on remand for a mentally challenged individual. The more things change the more the remain the same

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    • In a case like this Liz Jean what do you recommend? He did commit a gruesome crime - he murdered his father and threw him over the cliff. Although he was mentally ill and could not stand trial yet he was a danger to himself and others.

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      • If what you saying is true, he does not belong in jail he should be in a Mental Institution getting treatment for his disease.

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  7. When something happens in St. Lucia, we are always fast to blame the authorities. It is high time, we start blaming the right sources. We don't see them killing each other, they talk, bark and howl.

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  8. It's sad I saw Tony as he was about to enter court on the 15th of October 2015 I was surprised that he recognize me he said "TOMMY you remember me how you find I looking i did not want to lie to him " my reply " you looking ok but not so good , he looked pale his face looked yellow , I told him how he looked he did not reply , it's like he knew some thing was wrong with himself , he later commented that the medication was F$&@ing him up, I am sadden at his passing , it would be interesting find the cause of death , might it be the drugs as he stated?Paul Noel check that out

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  9. I wonder if anyone realises that St. Lucia has a shortage of criminal court judges. I wonder if anyone realises that there are no more than two CRIMINAL court judges in our Fair Helen. Given that particular information, explain to me how a man cannot be on remand for ten years. And explain to me as well, how it's the DPP's fault that this man is on remand for ten years. As fast as one case is called, ten others take up space on the judges' dockets.... maybe we should look at those statistics before we start pointing fingers. Yes, the government would do well to appoint more criminal court judges, but until that is done, people will be on remand until kingdom come.... That being said, my condolences to the family of the inmate who died.

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  10. When you tell me someone is locked up for 10 years on remand in St.Lucia I'm not surprise at all it's the norm. Remember Mr St.Romain of Soufriere? When will someone look into this barbaric treatment? With so many Lawyers around none of them dare to tackle this hedious crime,yes it is a crime to stay so long on remand,only poor Mary Francis yet everyone thinks shes a horrible person because the mojority of us do not have a clue about Human Rights. Pooor man must of been sick for a while and no one gives a rats tutu may his soul RIP. I honestly HATE the Justice system at home that DPP have to go.

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    • Mr PM we need a new court house. I am certain if you can get funding for parks, four lane highways leading to Bruce Ville, and a new museum, I am sure you can get funding for a new court house equipped with the latest technology. Our court house is filthy and unsuitable for use, Our DPP is ineffective and our justice system, do we even have a justice system.... Justice delayed is justice denied MR PM.

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  11. like seriously we act like we slow , there are BACKLOGS of cases , all those in here complaining shud start looking for law degrees and go work for the DPP chpz. If he wasn't a threat to the public im assuming he wud not be in jail

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    • Mr/Ms Annoyed,

      I am very annoyed at you to make such a dumb statement because one does not need to have a law degree to question that. This guy should be in a mental institution. I am also going on what the news has to say. If he has not been tried and he has mental issues keeping him in jail to avoid a threat was not the right answer. We are now using prison for adoption and mental home. Come on lets get it together.

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  12. like a commenter said...how can someone spend 10yrs on remand...what ever happened to a speedy trial. so if someone is found innocent after so much time spent in jail.....they should sue the government and the state.

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  13. Oh....poor Tony. I grew up with him at Morne Du Don. He was accused of causing the death of his father. He had mental issues but he was a good kid. R.I.P Tony.