December 3, 2000
Case: Brignol Lindor
Reporter for Radio Echo 2000, Petit-Goâve.
A dozen people killed him with stones and machetes.
On January 23, 2008 Petit-Goâve court sentenced in absentia Maxi Zéphyr, Bernard Désamour, Tiresias (Téré), Fritznel Duvergé, Mackenzi, Belony Colin and Fritznel Doudoute (Lionel or Nènèl). The seven were said to be members of the military militia Domi nan Bwa (Sleep in the Woods).
On December 12, 2007Joubert Saint-Juste and Jean-Rémy Démosthène were sentenced to life imprisonment by a Petit-Goâve criminal court.
Sentences reversed and acquittals: (+)
On December 12, 2007 acquitted were Simon Cétoute, who had been arrested by mistake instead of his son of the same name and who died that year, and Lionel “Fritznel” Doudoute, for a technicality, his real name being confused with that of another accused. This latter could face trial as he was identified by an eye-witness and ended up being detained.
Joubert Saint-Juste and Jean-Rémy Démosthène.
Released / Sentence commuted: (+)
Jailed awaiting trial: (+)
Lionel “Fritznel” Doudoute.
Suspects not charged: (+)
Bony Dumay, a former aide to the Petit-Goâve mayor, was believed to have called for vengeance against the journalist.
As of January 2008 Maxi Zéphyr, Bernard Désamour, Tiresias (Téré), Fritznel Duvergé, Mackenzi, Belony Colin, Fritznel Doudoute (Lionel or Nènèl) were at large despite the fact that the court had set a deadline for their surrender.