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UPDATE: Eldrys Todman found guilty of burglary

Eldrys Todman who was before the High Court for a burglary committed in 2010, was today February 18, 2014 found guilty for the crime. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Eldrys Todman who was before the High Court for a burglary committed in 2010, was today February 18, 2014 found guilty for the crime.

The trial of the accused concluded today in the High Court. The jury of eight returned with a unanimous‎ decision after hearing the evidence led by the prosecution.

Todman who was on bail has had new bail‎ conditions instituted until his sentencing which is scheduled for March 20, 2014.

The first witness that had testified in the high court trial police constable Forbes Washington, had given evidence that Todman's fingerprints were found on the scene of the crime.

See previous story posted February 13, 2014:

‘Don’t confuse bad memories with lies’ – SCC Valston Graham

- Accused prints matched those found on VC’s home - witness told the court in 1st trial of 2014 HC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Today February 13, 2014 marked the first day of the first trial of the first assizes of the High Court of the Virgin Islands beginning with the case of a burglary and damage to property allegedly committed by Mr Elrys Todman.

The crimes the accused allegedly committed took place on February 3, 2010. This prompted Senior Crown Counsel Mr Valston Graham in his opening address to the body of jury to caution them among several other things, “Do not confuse bad memory with lies.”

The first witness called in the trial which is being heard before an eight member jury was Police constable Mr Forbes Washington of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).

In his testimony Mr Washington recalled the day in question, March 10, 2010, he went to the home of the virtual compliant Ms Julie Scatliffe at Belmont Estate, took photographs and collected prints from a bedroom in the woman’s house and a window from an exterior area of the said home.

According to Mr Washington it was on February 18, 2010 when he visited the West End police Station where he was introduced to Mr Todman who allegedly volunteered the imprints of this fingers and hand palm.

Mr Washington told the High Court that following the comparison procedures carried out with the prints lifted from the home of the virtual complainant and that of  the accused Mr Todman’s, there was a definite match.

“Several of the matches were identified to have been made by Mr Elrys Todman…. All the cards had the marks related to Mr Todman,” said the witness.

Barbadian National Justice Nicola Byer is presiding over the trial. Todman is being represented by Attorney-At-Law Richard Rowe.

With some seven witnesses slated to be called by the Crown it is anticipated that the trial will be completed by Monday February 17, 2014. The next case that is likely to be called for trial is that of Walton Cameron for abduction and rape as occasioned on January 2012 at East End.

12 Responses to “UPDATE: Eldrys Todman found guilty of burglary ”

  • asura (13/02/2014, 14:22) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    look he fat self
  • Hmmmmm (13/02/2014, 18:47) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    The real problem with the system is the massive pool of
    unemployable semi-(barely)-literate members of the society that results in the
    perpetual low productivity of the country.
  • Release (14/02/2014, 01:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    with grand schemes is this man up to?
  • Questions for Jury (14/02/2014, 13:28) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Something is wrong here!! The crime occurred on Feb 3rd 2010. The prints were taken from Mr. Todman on February 10th, 2010 (under what circumstances???) Did someone see him in the complainants home? Was his house searched for the missing items immediately after??? Obviously he was a friend of the son... I'm sure prints would be in the house. How come the virtual complainant's house was not fingerprinted until March 10th, 2010??? Am I missing something here???!!! Did the police take photos of the crime scene?? Could he fit into the space it is alleged he entered into?? If he was a friend of the son, why would he need to break in instead of just walking in the house??
  • NENE (15/02/2014, 18:32) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very Good Comment, and very good questions for the juries, why did it took the police department so long to go and take finger prints? a month later there are going to be several fingerprints on the premises (I) for those individuals that live in the house their prints is going to be there, (2) for the contractors who is tasked to fix the damage area their finger prints is going to be there and last but not least if there are visitors (family and friends) coming to visit I am quite sure their finger prints is going to be there also. so can some one tell me out of all the finger prints that was left in that house how in the word was that young man finger print the only finger print that matched the crime scene. someone please answer this question for me
  • Goforth (16/02/2014, 08:52) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    You two numbskull either didn't listen or you can't read. The crime happen 3/2/10, thecsi visited 3/2/10, the defendant print taken 18/2/10, they matched and he was charged 18/3/10. Hope it was simple snuff for QFJ and nene.
  • chad (18/02/2014, 19:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What did he take? Food? I ask caa he fat no blow-wow
  • ta ta (18/02/2014, 20:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    another one bite the dust
  • hate it (19/02/2014, 09:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    nene and question to jury have to be either dumb or criminals themselves, read before jumping to conclusion.
  • Timmy (21/02/2014, 20:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Free up de youth man,cause prayers not easy.

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