From the Courts
January 24, 2017
Rillan Hill man beats another murder charge

Schemel ‘Jacket’ Dunbar can be compared to Teflon; nothing seems to stick to the Rillan Hill man.

On Monday, January 16, when Dunbar appeared at the Serious Offences Court before Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne-Matthias, senior prosecutor Adolphus Delpleche discontinued yet another murder charge against Dunbar.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Dunbar was charged with the May 31, 2016 murder of Campden Park resident James Shappeard, a 44-year-old Trinidadian by birth and naturalized Vincentian, who was shot in the head and stomach and killed at Twenty Hill (near Penniston).

Shappeard’s murder was number 16 of the 40 committed last year.

But last week Monday, the court heard that there was insufficient evidence to uphold a murder charge against Dunbar.

Last year, for the second time in a little over a year, Dunbar, a labourer, was charged with murder.

In May 2015, Dunbar, 27 at the time, was charged with the murder of Aljay ‘Chris Browne’ Douglas of Campden Park. Douglas died after being shot twice at Campden Park while performing doorman duties at an event that was being held on the playing field.

Dunbar was freed of Douglas’ murder in September 2015.