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Murder accused Vernon Bernard attempts suicide

The man accused of murdering Trumayne J. Daway on February 28, 2018 Dominica national Vernon Bernard, 26, attempted to take his own life while in police custody on Tuesday March 6, 2018. Photo: VINO/File
Trumayne J. Daway was shot to death while in a vehicle on the eastern side of Brandywine Bay on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Photo: Facebook
Trumayne J. Daway was shot to death while in a vehicle on the eastern side of Brandywine Bay on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Dominica national Vernon Bernard, 26, who is one of two persons charged with the murder of Virgin Islander Trumayne J. Daway, attempted to take his own life while in police custody on Tuesday March 6, 2018.

Bernard aka ‘Bones’ reportedly attempted to use a shirt to hang himself. He had earlier made an appearance at the Magistrate’s Court held at the Road Town Police Station and was remanded on the charges of Murder, Possession of Firearm, and Taking a Conveyance (vehicle).

Unconfirmed reports are that Bernard was heard threatening to commit suicide prior to attempting to carry out the act.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed the alleged incident.

“According to the sergeant in charge at the time, an attempt was made by Bernard to take his own life,” Police Information Officer Diane L. Drayton told our newsroom.

Bernard and 21 year old Maybelline Rodriquez were charged with the murder of Mr Daway, information first and accurately broke by our newsroom at the weekend.

The duo, along with Rafael Harrigan, 27, who was charged for Possession of Firearm and Taking a Conveyance, are slated to make their next court appearance on Friday May 25, 2018.

Daway, 26, was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a vehicle with several bullet holes on the eastern side of Brandywine Bay on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, a story also first reported on by this news site.

34 Responses to “Murder accused Vernon Bernard attempts suicide”

  • SMH (09/03/2018, 10:48) Like (53) Dislike (1) Reply
    They all hard until them end up behind bars... don’t do the crime if you can’t handle the time
  • Peaches (09/03/2018, 10:49) Like (47) Dislike (1) Reply
    He wants to kill himself now eh? Is he upset that he was caught or he just can't take being locked up forever? I hope you others that attempting to murder now consider your ways. Crime does not pay. You may feel like you are getting away for a while but your deeds will catch up with you.
  • cay (09/03/2018, 10:54) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    so sad all around
  • Jahh (09/03/2018, 11:00) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    Smh..Don't Do Crimes If You Can't Do The Time...Regardless Of What Happened Between Them,They Had No Right To Take Another Person Life..Now He Can't Handle The Consequences And Wants To Take His Own Life..Hmm
  • Really (09/03/2018, 11:06) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
    Even better faster route to hell
    • Reply (09/03/2018, 12:08) Like (3) Dislike (30) Reply
      how you know he going hell? You are the Judge?
      • Really (09/03/2018, 18:36) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        I never said he is going to hell I said a faster route
      • hell (09/03/2018, 20:08) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ Reply, you don’t have to be a judge or a genius to know he sure as HELL ain’t going to HEAVEN, along with the other 2 Stooges...LMAO... Maybe when he’s old and deported, his old deported partner will pick him up at the airport.
  • sad (09/03/2018, 11:13) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    Facing his demons now.
  • wize up (09/03/2018, 11:15) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    the reality of his bull $h!t catch up with him: don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time...
  • Badd man (09/03/2018, 11:17) Like (44) Dislike (0) Reply

    Wa happen bones u ain't bad again, ayo tough behind the gun but behind them walls you bitch up u shoulda
    Ayo don't let he die he gah suffer

  • Stingray (09/03/2018, 11:24) Like (129) Dislike (7) Reply
    Ohhhh, so big bones is running scared now. Trust this, maximum security is not going to save this punk and the other two from the wrath that is going to rein down on them. The streets is saying the THOT is pregnant. If she is i hope the prison let her give birth outside in the garbage dump.
  • El Chapo (09/03/2018, 11:47) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    So bones u was tougher dan the girl in doing d crime but it seems like she's tougher dan u now in doing d time
  • Vanzetti Sacco (09/03/2018, 11:51) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply

    This is the WORST SHOWING OF A K**** I EVER SEE! His COWARD SHOW is upsetting and annoying! And you guys repping this FOOL? Just get rid of yourself since you cant play no part good real JESTER!

  • OG (09/03/2018, 12:07) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now that reality has set in for the spawn he is trying to take the easy way out. Spawn, sit your only a mother can love curse of a child somewhere and take your lick. He and his partners in crime better grow a extra set of eyes on their violate and you will be violated in the.worse way.#KARMA.
  • Real Talk (09/03/2018, 12:12) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply

    What maximum security let the boy hang him self

  • WHY? (09/03/2018, 12:18) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why did they stop him? They should have given him some cable wire to finish what he started. Dominica reject. He should have been booted back to his Country a long time ago.
    • wize up (09/03/2018, 13:27) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ why; truth be told there are lots more like him living here among us....
    • for real (09/03/2018, 16:40) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      They should have let him hang himself. It would have been one down, two to go. Man i want to tie that Dominican trash and the other two behind a truck with a chain and drag them to the white meat. She may not have pulled the trigger but she is 100% the cause of what happen. Stupid THOT.
  • Guilty mind (09/03/2018, 13:06) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well if that's not an admission of guilt!
  • Possible Ploy? (09/03/2018, 13:29) Like (40) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are you sure he isn't trying to get himself a transfer to the hospital psych ward for "observation" and a chance to make a break for it?

    • robert (09/03/2018, 13:59) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      a Possible may be very well on to something. I hope the police are not lax if that happens so he escapes. After that he will be gone at night on a boat. I don’t believe he want to commit suicide and if he does...good ridance. No sympathy here, given the violent life he has been living.
    • no no no (09/03/2018, 16:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @possible ploy? If that is the game he is running check this, he is going to have the whole force escort him there. Thunder and lightening is going to rein down on his A÷÷.from the streets. That boy the THOT and the other one is not safe anywhere.
  • de silent one (09/03/2018, 15:02) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The reality of been a criminal catch up with him very quick. Don't be surprise if the young lady don't follow that trend too.
  • Oldtimer (09/03/2018, 15:47) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    No ones wins in this matter. A young man's life was cut short in this heinous crime leaving family members and other loved ones bewildered.On the other hand, three other young lives are basically over(they must be punished for their crime). Theiy too have family and people who certainly love them. After this is over..the victim is laid to rest , the accused persons are sentenced to life in prison where does it leave us as a society? As parents? Could we do anything to prevent this from happening again? Are we just waiting for the next murder before we rise up against the criminal elements amongst us? Some of our bloggers suggest that these accused were known to be criminals, if so what have they done to help them.?.It is time that we stop making excuses and take back our territory from these wanna be thugs.Parents, Teachers, Ministers of Religion/Government, the Police every ordinaary Citizen/ Resident let us put our hands, effort and voices together . Lets do something or attempt to do something to preserve the peace and tranquility this territory once enjoyed.
    • Yes Sir, or Mam! (09/03/2018, 20:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your heart and ideas are true. Now how do we come together as Community to make these ideas reality? If it is to be a true "kingdom of God on earth" kind of Community, it would have to include the possibility of redemption for even the criminals among us.
  • God (10/03/2018, 06:21) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply

    Everyone has now found the courage to finally sit down and talk sh*t about people on the local news site about who take life and who commit what so ever crime but y'all r real cowards Hiding behind the face of the internet. And then ayo sitting down blaming people's parents for the choices there kids have made. Y'all need to stop judging people's parents I'm sure some of you have children and your children are proberly criminals themselves. All the choices that bones has made are his decisions and I'm sick of hearing this dominican thing the man grew up here in school everything. He is one of us raised right here in the BVI so r u going to look at BVI different now?

  • @ stingray (10/03/2018, 06:36) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    You're so clouded by your anger that you are prepared to put an innocent unborn child's life at risk. The perpetrators should receive maximum punishment but not the innocent.
    We need to guide our thoughts as they are a reflection of who we are.
  • balo (10/03/2018, 08:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bones don't check out ye, we waiting for u up here idc can't save you either
  • fake (10/03/2018, 11:47) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

    Bones doing that to escape he have a plan. They need to tsp his family phone. The m****** was talking about getting him off the island. That suicide is just a distraction for him to escspe. The police needs to be on guard with him cause he is going to destroy a lot of them in his escape..

    • riri (10/03/2018, 22:30) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      Your so right , I believe this cause the boy is a devil himself , he sell his soul to the devil & his family too.. That why he don't care . He in the illuminati
    • SMH (13/03/2018, 22:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You all behave as if it is bonez alone who did the crime...three persons are charged and who knows there maybe more. is it because the other two born here. remember innocent until proven guilty
  • NezRez (13/03/2018, 23:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The police need to watch out for his tricks. As soon as he states he needs to get out and go to the hospital, they better beware. I feel he has an escape up his sleeve. He doesn’t appear to be sorry for anything and definitely not the suicidal type. As we can see, he has no value for anyone’s life except his own. Suicide attempt was fake.
  • The TRUTH (12/04/2018, 06:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You guys are talking about innocent lives being cut short and that all criminals should be taken off the streets, yes I agree with you but don't you see, this case is special... the guys who are dropping dead were criminals themselves...criminals who were just never caught... there's a reason why these people are dying...the males on this island especially... most of them are gangster types... it's a war going on.

    Do you know how many other gangster types and regular angry civilians walking on the streets now waiting for these people to get out... and if they accomplish what they intend to Do most of y'all would say that these 3 people deserved it, giving them- the perpetrators leeway.. open your eyes, everyone has the potential to harm another person it is up to us to decide whether or not we should act on it... a murderer is nothing but a hateful, irrational thinking civilian who's allowed negativity to consume them.. another human being... the streets will never be free of criminals as long as people possess hate in their hearts and believe that they should take matters into their own hands... some of you in the comment section are so angry so hateful that you think harming these three is what justice is about but it's not...

    If we all Let the system handle this the war would stop and no one else would die... but nobody's gonna do that...

    I'm waiting to see who else is gonna go 6 feet under.

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