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9 years in jail for Matthew D. Hazell

Matthew D. Hazell was today, May 15, 2017 sentenced to nine years in prison by Justice Nicola P. Byer. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After being found guilty on March 31, 2017 of attempted murder, attempted robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, Matthew D. Hazell was today, May 15, 2017 sentenced to nine years in prison by Justice Nicola P. Byer.

Hazell, who is said to be a native of St Vincent and the Grenadines but has Belonger status, was given nine years for attempted murder, four years for attempted robbery, and six years for unlawful possession of a firearm. The sentences are to run concurrently which means Hazell will only spend nine years total imprisonment.

The sentences will also begin from the inception of Hazell’s incarceration, which was over a year ago.

The charges had stemed from an incident which took place just about midnight on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the night deposit box outside CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank in Road Town. Hazell was an employee of the very bank.

Police Sergeant Dorville Carty was about to deposit $28,342.08 at CIBC First Caribbean Bank from OneMart's day's earnings when he had a life-threatening experience. He was attacked by an armed Hazell who attempted to cart off with the intended deposited amount.

14 Responses to “9 years in jail for Matthew D. Hazell”

  • qc (15/05/2017, 19:46) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Some DPP finds every excuse in the book and even those not in the book, to throw out cases.
    • @ qc (15/05/2017, 19:55) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      The law by its very nature protects the rights, reputation and holds every accused citizen innocent until proven guilty.
  • ... (15/05/2017, 19:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Crime is not patty shop business, and I love patty but in a different space.
  • ??? (15/05/2017, 19:49) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's it ??? Isn't there a ten year minimum sentence for gun possession which aggravated robbery and attempted murder should be added. Let's get serious judges!
  • hold on (15/05/2017, 19:52) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    You cannot allow emotion to override commonsense, look how this man spoil himself wanting to get rich quick
  • Fam (15/05/2017, 20:33) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    9 years is a STEAL OF A DEAL!
  • Concerned (16/05/2017, 04:37) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    When the legal system sets examples like this it encourages others to try the same ,because the punishment don't fit the crime .Other than the possession he also attempted to take someone's life . now the system say in 8 years you are free to try again and as for the other go ahead and try we wouldn't hit you to hard. Then we wonder why things getting worst and no one takes the laws seriously and the answer is going to come back,"because it's a joke "
    • @Concerned (17/05/2017, 08:53) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      We need more local judges and lawyers and to separate ourselves from the other Caribbean countries judicial systems. If we need judges or lawyers from the outside they should appoint or bring them directly from the U.K.
  • We all need second chances (16/05/2017, 08:16) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    We may come here and blah but at times we are in similar or worse situation and havent been caught as yet or got away because of luck or more so aint try it as yet.As human we tend to err for many resasons whether it be greed, to pay a debt,whatever and we resort to many unlawful things we smile and even boost because we think no one sees our action but at the end of the day we have to give an account to the bad deeds we have done in our lives. Mr hazell this is just a tap on the shoulder while confined to the wall of your cell take it all to the Lord in prayer and ask him for a second chance and please try not to sin ever again.May God be with you now and always
  • ann (16/05/2017, 10:15) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    What a lucky yute
  • enough (16/05/2017, 11:28) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Governor please ensure he is deported when he is released. Belanger status is not a right it is a privilege that needs to be taken away once you are deemed no longer worthy of holding the card.
    • @enough (17/05/2017, 08:58) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Start a petition to send to the governor and I will sign it. We need stricter immigration policies!

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