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Dion Stevens charged with manslaughter; granted $85K bail

-in fatal boat accident that claimed the life of Jose Angel Titley
Dion Stevens, 33, was granted bail in the sum of $85,000 after he appeared before the Magistrates court today, May 23, 2014 on a charge of manslaughter. Photo: Facebook
The charge stems from a February 10, 2014 boating accident which claimed the life of 63-year-old local fisherman Jose Angel Titley. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
The charge stems from a February 10, 2014 boating accident which claimed the life of 63-year-old local fisherman Jose Angel Titley. Photo: VINO Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Dion Stevens, 33, was granted bail in the sum of $85,000 after he appeared before the Magistrates court today, May 23, 2014 on a charge of manslaughter.

The charge stems from a February 10, 2014 boating accident which claimed the life of 63-year-old local fisherman Jose Angel Titley. Stevens was represented by attorney Stephen Daniels.

According to a release sent by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), Police yesterday charged Dion Stevens, 33, of Scatliffe Alley with manslaughter in relation to February’s fatal wounding of local fisherman Jose Angel Titley in a boat collision.

Police said Marine police inquiries indicate that the collision occurred in Road Harbour as Titley, the sole occupant of a 17’ Boston Whaler, was travelling into Baughers Bay and Stevens, the captain of 37’ charter boat, was taking passengers to the Cruise Pier Tender Dock.

According to the release, the deceased was thrown into the water as a result of the impact but was rescued while still conscious. However, on his transport to the Tender Dock he lost consciousness. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

23 Responses to “Dion Stevens charged with manslaughter; granted $85K bail ”

  • she the cat mother (23/05/2014, 14:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bad idea!
  • Strups (23/05/2014, 14:47) Like (14) Dislike (7) Reply
    IT WAS A DAMN ACCIDENT!!
    • pressure (23/05/2014, 15:53) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      they only did this because the victims family is pressuring them , good lawyer hell get off
      • No (27/05/2014, 15:34) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        if it was ur father or brother u would of pressure them to and with good lawyer he will pay to
      • shhh (27/05/2014, 15:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        if it was ur father or brother u would pressure them to ,and with a good lawyer he will pay
    • Bruce (23/05/2014, 20:23) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
      This was reckless speeding on the water. All people who cause these terrible things should be made to feel what the poor people who are innocent feel. Remember the poor college student, well that same driver who hit her is smiling around town and working sometimes pumping gas east end. Not a care in the world while a poor girl who had everything to live for is gone. These reckless drivers must pay for their carelessness.
  • ime (23/05/2014, 15:25) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    Just because he from here dem ain't got no way of investigating such boat accidents
  • These a living God (23/05/2014, 17:40) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
    Why a they charging Deon because tittley died ? Why weren't tittley in the wrong ? Come onn its was a accident Deon humble and live they's a living God who will judge you live up Cuz
  • No way..This is a joke! (23/05/2014, 18:08) Like (5) Dislike (10) Reply
    Come on man! This is clearly unnecessary. There is no way that Deon deserves to be in this situation because it was an accident! The police don't know how to handle these sorts of cases...they are quick to charge people before they consider all of the facts first! This man's reputation is on the line here......I really hope he gets off because the charge against him is bogus.
  • mad as hell (23/05/2014, 18:32) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Seriously . Can't believe this. God don't sleep Dion you will get out I'll keep praying for you
  • nightly reader (23/05/2014, 21:05) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't matter how it happen, an investigation have to be process. It's an accident alright but the police have to do their job, when a scooter rider got into an accident doesn't the police investigate it? And if the scooter driver died the police arrested the vehicle driver, so what's the difference? Let the judge decide his faith. I wish him luck though.
  • family first (23/05/2014, 21:52) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Dion, your family loves you. Stay strong. We got you 100% and God got us!!



  • Outspoken (24/05/2014, 06:32) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well well well it seems to me that when you belong to certain families in the BVI nothing you do can ever be wrong. This was an incident at sea the police investigated and may be found that this man was responsible and he was charge it's the same as a vehicle accident and just as there are rules that drivers should follow on the road there are also rules for boaters on the sea. He will face a jury and if they found evidence to convict then they will if not then he will be aquitted
  • wize up (24/05/2014, 07:19) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    JTV pusing this matter; look at the man's last name; in the bvi your last name run-things!!!!!!
  • reason (24/05/2014, 09:09) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The reality is a person is dead and that is not something any family should have to deal with. While I was not at the accident, what I do know is that in the harbor you should be traveling at a very slow speed for the same reason.

    Rules of the road and rules of the sea a similar in some ways. However, if your within the harbor, you should be proceeding with caution. If the accident happen on Dion's port side, he may have an argument if it happen on his starboard side he may have had the right of way. The major issue is he should have been traveling at a safe speed within the harbor to avoid this type of accident.

    My prayers go out to the family of the deceits. As BVI Landers we have to support or friends and family but let's not forget a man lost his life and a family lost a love one. You still have to pay for an accident if it could have been avoided
  • speeder (24/05/2014, 11:08) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Drinking rum and speeding thru the harbour, wat u people expect to happen.....sebd him jail
    • @speeder (25/05/2014, 20:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The guy do not drink when he have guest on board.From 1 of his server.A very nice guy.
    • Hmm (29/05/2014, 14:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Seems as though you were there on the boat with him drinking rum.. Ya'll to quick to talk when ya'll dont even know the story... You weren't there now stfu
  • Just A Thought (24/05/2014, 15:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Please remember when we evoke God in any situation he is not political. He is impartial. He calls it as it is.
  • commomsence (24/05/2014, 16:32) Like (7) Dislike (8) Reply
    You ppl need to stop. Dion god is with you hold your head up high it was a accident
    And accident do happen show me a perfect person out there we are all human and we are all drivers dont forget that.
  • Yea Rite (27/05/2014, 15:03) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    we all know it was a accident but someone die .the titley family is in pain to so lets be reasonable here he got to face the penalty if it was the other way around it would of be the same my pray is for justice.


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