Dover’s teen sister charged
The 15-year-old implicated in the murder of Shonnette Dover was on Tuesday charged with accessory after the fact.
The News Room understands that the teenager appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Wanda Fortune on Tuesday afternoon; she was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge.
She was represented by attorneys-at-law, Dexter Todd and Dexter Smart. No bail was sought by the teen’s legal counsel and she was remanded to the Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre until May 28, 2021, when she is due to make her next court appearance.
When contacted, Todd told the News Room that the teen expressed fear of being released into the custody of her parents. As such, an application was made by her lawyers for her to be placed into protective custody, however, when the Magistrate inquired whether such a facility was available, she was told no.
As such, the Magistrate determined that the best place for her to be is at the Holding Centre until such a facility is made available.
The body of 20-year-old Dover was found in a sitting position in a shallow grave in the backyard of her fiancé, Shaquawn Alleyne’s house at Canvas City, Wismar Linden on April 30; she was missing since April 3.
A post-mortem examination found that the woman died as a result of a single gunshot injury to the head.
According to police reports, Dover’s 15-year-old sister confessed to detectives that she saw when Alleyne shot and killed her on the night of April 3 and then later buried her in the backyard of his house, however, from the numerous Facebook posts made by Alleyne following the young woman’s disappearance, it appeared otherwise. He was even involved in numerous search parties for her.
Police have issued a wanted bulletin for Alleyne, also known as “Iswe”, for questioning in relation to the murder committed between April 3 to 30, 2021.
It is believed that he escaped to French Guiana.