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VG Man granted $70K bail in Paraquita Bay wounding

Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards granted George Legair Jr. bail for $70,000 with two signed sureties when he appeared in court virtually on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After hearing no objections from the Crown represented by Director of Public Prosecutions, Tiffany R. Scatliffe-Esprit, Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards granted George Legair Jr. bail for $70,000 with two signed sureties when he appeared in court virtually on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Legair Jr, who was represented by Attorney Reynela Rawlins, was charged with Wounding with Intent for unlawfully and maliciously wounding Keon Leonard, 31 of Botanic Station, Tortola.

During his arraignment, he was not required to enter a plea because the matter is indictable and heading to the High Court.

Among his bail conditions, Legair Jr is to surrender his travel documents to the police, report to the Virgin Gorda Police Station three times a week and have no contact with the witnesses in the matter.

He is slated to return to court on January 27, 2021, via zoom.


According to Scatliffe-Esprit, the defendant, Legair Jr., a Heavy Equipment Operator on the sister island of Virgin Gorda, was at Bouncer’s Bar on Tortola on the night of November 1, 2020.

On the night in question, the defendant was with friends, one of whom was a woman who has two children with the VC, but they are no longer romantically involved.

While there the VC showed up and attempted to have a conversation with the said woman and her best friend, but the woman walked away.

Later, when the women passed the defendant’s truck, the defendant inquired what was wrong as he was also a friend to the VC’s children mother, and she looked upset.

At that time, the VC overheard the defendant speaking to the woman and started to become verbally aggressive. He started cursing at the accused saying, “What are you asking that for? What is wrong with you?” among other profanities.

The accused then responded, “what are you going to do? I’m not talking to you.”

A scuffle ensued between the two men despite efforts by friends to part the men.


Allegations are that the accused was armed with a black spider knife and allegedly inflicted stab wounds to the VC.

The accused sustained injuries to his left hand and the VC sustained multiple stab wounds about his body, inuding one to his left leg, and a large one to his left abdominal region, which caused his large intestines to fall out.

The VC is still in intensive care at Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital.

33 Responses to “VG Man granted $70K bail in Paraquita Bay wounding”

  • Harry (04/11/2020, 19:52) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
    People, please keep your hands to yourselves...this could have been avoided.
  • local girl (04/11/2020, 20:09) Like (5) Dislike (40) Reply
    I bet he from down island, we locals are law abiding citizens, they coming here messing up our little paradise turning it into a war zone, depirt him now.
    • Smiling, (05/11/2020, 08:30) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      Deport him, yes I agree, back to VG.
    • Uzimi (06/11/2020, 00:11) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      local girl, local bird local coco! smh! This comment is for this local girl who light seems a bit dim.
  • Vg man (04/11/2020, 20:50) Like (5) Dislike (27) Reply
    these old muck from st Vincent need to be sent back to their country
    where this kinda of stuff happens every day, what is government waiting on
  • tretretrete (04/11/2020, 21:40) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Boy you better pray de man aint die eh
    • WHY BAIL (05/11/2020, 05:24) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
      A Guy goes out to socialize to relax, to have a drink and chill why arm himself with a weapon, this is wrong and premeditated,.. Granting Bail is only encouraging this idiotic, premeditated evil,. The court has a responsibility also, they have to get tough,. We can't always blame the club, the Bars and Govt, The police the court have their role to play and be tough on these kind of nonsense... We need to be safe when we are out and don't have to worry about some mad person amongst us arm with a weapon......
      • opps (06/11/2020, 00:02) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
        As I see this long diatribe I must address especially this Quote, "We need to be safe when we are out and don't have to worry about some mad person amongst us arm with a weapon". What load a CRAP you talking about MADMAN. A mad mad run away or a MADMAN pursue? A Madman standing or a madman rushing at you? A MADMAN pushing pass a woman to get at a man who was retreating or a madman who stayed behind a woman and was being tossed like some trash. Best we ask the question cause you seem to disregard that part and that make your rant looks partisan doesn't it. Bty am sure the ODPP saw the full action no wonder there were no objection to bail.
  • peaceful (04/11/2020, 21:47) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sad shouldnt have esculate to this level and should be discourage hashly but its sel fdefence
  • messenger (04/11/2020, 23:40) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    Even bad man does geh chop down
  • Quick To Judge (04/11/2020, 23:52) Like (13) Dislike (8) Reply
    The Accused is a born BVIslander. You all quick to throw blame on the island man them when it’s your own people doing damage. Well He Born Right Ya. Stupas about Vincy man and down island man. BVI man he be.
    • HAHA (05/11/2020, 10:24) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
      Lots of people born here but are not BVIlslanders. Please read the constitution of the VI instead of talking out your @$$. Some people that born here cant even get passport until they reach 18 yrs old.
      • Struppz (05/11/2020, 14:45) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why is this even an argument?!! All i saying is ya’ll trying to turn born here and ppl thats not from here against each other!! Please stop it
      • @HAHA (05/11/2020, 17:57) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        What does it matter about constitution. He born right here that's the point and he pass 18 now so there problem solve. If was something good dem would have been quick to claim his ass. Take the damn good and bad when they come. He from right here is here he grew up so nothing to do with down island mentality.
    • vip (05/11/2020, 11:12) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
      Born in the BVI to expatriate parents
  • Dancing in the sun shine (05/11/2020, 04:45) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just for information contrary to what was mentioned about his place of birth. Let it be known that Legair was born and raised on Virgin Gorda. However his nationality has nothing to do with the crime. Apart from Legair there are many youths in the territory that needs social intervention to direct their paths in life.

    Having a job and being in possession of properties is not the basic ingredients in life. How they interact with each other is very important. Some parents tried with their children and point them into the right direction. Where that parental guidance is not effective many of the youths found themselves in groups where the feel accepted. The government and the society need to collaborated and assist these young people and make them valuable assets to the territory.
  • R (05/11/2020, 05:24) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ local girl u have to be a loneytick what are u smocking u need to stop because right now u sick
  • Hmm (05/11/2020, 08:20) Like (18) Dislike (4) Reply
    always tend to mind your business, friend with the lady or not if the man arguing with his kids mom why and how u get involved. once the man ain't hitting her its none of your business. u should of listen to the convo and humble urself and watch on. But its more to this story. now u rather kill the same lady friend children father. Are u goin to take care of the children for the rest of your life??? now look wat u get yourself into young man. that charge needs to be attempted murder
    • Deh Watcha (05/11/2020, 12:33) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    • 2 CENT (05/11/2020, 15:41) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      U can Not touch somebody for their moth regardless of friend or minding own business. But seems more like grown men do not know how to accept done al over the world. da Pum P-- got them crazy all over woman fully clothed in put public place speaking with mouth but all they see is Pum P-- gone to another butcher. Father send help.
      • Hmm (05/11/2020, 17:47) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Small minded person your are. Am sure if that so call friend of the child mother wasn't mouthing off with the victim all of this wouldn't have occurred. We people need to learn how not to make situations worst. The guy was on his way then turned back clearly cause of the exchange of words by the 2. All along u saw the accused with the knife in his hand, who say he didn't threaten the victim which made him more disturbed. As I said earlier the so call friend should of listen and mind his business once the child father didn't hit or touch his so call friend
  • @R (05/11/2020, 08:29) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe that local girl has a degree from Trump University, she graduated Sumi Cumlaude.
  • Harry (05/11/2020, 08:37) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    This case reminds me of Winter and Turnbull case years back. Turnbull was found not guilty by jurors. You cannot hit a man for his mouth.
  • lol (05/11/2020, 08:39) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Self defense
  • FEO GOMEZ (05/11/2020, 09:05) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    Every BADMAN does have their day. That was his day so just tuck in you belly. I bet he figure he is a fighter and bigger so he going shame partna in front his child mother. EPIC FAIL dude.
  • Jay (05/11/2020, 14:08) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Looks like self defense to me. He would have never gotten chook if he didn't walk back to fight the man.
  • Comments (05/11/2020, 21:50) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Self defense this will teach he not to put is hands on people again !! Whenever the judge watch this video he/she will just throw out this case period
  • Old ppl saying (06/11/2020, 08:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    He was long gone. Wha he turn back for? He know back is death
  • treat him like a tourist (06/11/2020, 11:19) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Put on a bracelet so you can keep tract of him
    • Lipidee (06/11/2020, 13:44) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Looks like u should have kept ‘ tract’ of your ENGLISH TEACHER
  • Need Help (06/11/2020, 21:36) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    The accuser obviously came out looking for trouble with a weapon. He saw the opportunity with the unarmed victim. For the accuser to viciously attacked the victim shows that he has very violent tendencies and should not be among descent people. He needs to take some anger management classes and should sent to jail for a very long time. He provoked the victim so he could attempt murder. He needs help and should be punished to the extent of the law.

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