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Thorne charged with murder

Jarviston Thorne has been remanded to prison on a charge of murder after appearing in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today.

Thorne, 42, of Jackson Terrace, St Michael, is charge with Tuesday’s death of Kadeem David Wilfred.

Wilfred, 18, died after he was struck by a truck on the Arsenal playing field.

The truck was driven by Throne.

Thorne will reappear in court on January 7th 2016.

13 Responses to Thorne charged with murder

  1. R. Alleyne December 11, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I’m really disappointed in the article that Barbados Today has published regarding this incident. It tells the story from one side only. I fully expect people to commiserate with the family who has lost their love one… how could we not? However, numerous audio files are circulating on Whats App from persons who frequent the neighbourhood and they all say the same thing … that the deceased was constantly tormenting Mr. Thorne, throwing rocks at his truck (and causing damage) and accosting him. Furthermore, other young men had reportedly joined the deceased in his actions. Those audio reports state that it was a case of “more of the same” on the day of the incident. In the Barbados Today article, a gentleman stated that he heard the truck revving. If that is true, who stands in front of a revving truck unless they are daring the driver? There is definitely more to this story. I wish to extend my condolences to both families because they are both suffering loss right now. Mr. Thorne is the sole bread winner of his family and since I have known him personally for over twenty years, I can say with alacrity that he is not a trouble maker, would not provoke or attack anyone, is known for helping whoever he can, works hard to provide for his family and certainly does not deserve to find himself in this situation. To his wife and sons I say, that my prayers are with you and I sincerely hope that a more responsible article will be written, a thorough investigation will be carried out and the truth will indeed set him free. I would also like to encourage those who are familiar with the truth of the situation to contact the police with the details even if they do so anonymously. I am sincerely sorry for all who are touched by this tragedy.

  2. Christ in me. December 11, 2015 at 8:05 am

    R. Alleyne what is your point. Clearly you came here to justify the actions and communicate your bias of Mr. Thorne. They have reviewed the case and have charged with murder. The actions of an individual before an incident become inconsequential, when a person decide to purposely and willfully hit another with a truck. Rocks, words < truck. Your desire to have more information supporting or excusing his actions is a bit sad as you seem to be in agreement with Mr. Thorne taking the law into his own hands. That kind nonsense is what perpetuates the evil in this world, when friends are not willing to condemn another friend's actions, but would seemingly condone them. There is and can be no argument for self defense. Seriously? Only when it comes to roost at our door do we then attempt to think rationally? Have you ever heard a thief is only a thief when he is caught? It really is pointless to speak of what a person has done or is known to do after they commit such an act. Crimes of passion are possible for babies, given that all of us are born with a sin nature. Your disappointment in the article is unfounded also as they are reporting what happened on the day and not trying the case in public to seek an aquital, for a diliberate act of passion and disregard for human life. Maybe he should have seen his sons before him and not just someone he thought was not worthy to be an adversary. All life is precious dear sir and none but the Giver has the right to withhold or take. You should pray that Mr. Thorne encounters Jesus so that after paying his earthly dues with his freedom or his life that his soul may be saved. Such are the times, calling good evil and evil good. Judge righteous judgement. Even so come Lord Jesus.

    • Kevin December 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Mr. Alleyne’s point is that the reporting so far has been biased. Ill agree with him on that point only. I agree with you as well. A cooler head should prevail and incidents of harassment as pinted out by Mr Alleyne should have been reported to the police.

  3. Carl December 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I too have known Jarviston from childhood. I concur with Alleyne’s comments above. It’s a pity how whenever these youngsters die that they are promoted as nothing short of angelic beings. How then do they find themselves in such situations. He tormented Jarviston now the only one he’s be trouble for is the undertaker. I sincerely hope that persons with knowledge of the truth of this matter speak out so that justice is done. Honest law abiding persons must be able to live in peace without being targets of ridicule for the idle among us. Condolences to the family but let’s be honest and call a spade a spade. Parents, if you have ‘hard ears, own way’ children do your best to turn them around. Don’t condone their actions and encourage them in folly. Exercise tough love.

  4. Nicola December 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    No one not even his family has projected Kadeem as innocent or a saint. The truth was spoken out right. We need to know and fact the fact that the act was horrendous and obviously without thought. We drive our vehicles and when we encounter an animal in the road we either swerve to avoid it or stop for it to move out of the road. How is his actions justifiable? How can you can into a vehicle, turn the ignition key and start to drive towards a man with the intention of hitting him down? Easy, right? Now let’s add some more, this person starts to run after realizing what your intentions are, he trips and falls, turn over and in his shock at the vehicle barrelling towards him is unable to move and only puts his hands to shield his face while you still continue and you drive right over his body with your front wheel and your back wheel. How is that humane? How is that justice? How is that justified? If Kadeem had still been running or if he was shot, stabbed or even chopped or hit, I do not believe the Barbadian public would be as incense, but we are by the total disregard for another life. I am not in anyway condoning Kadeem’s actions but to be taken like that is horrible and we all should feel incense at the careless way he was just ran over like a dog in the road. If persons can say he deserve to die or he should have died every since, I truly pity you for we are not the giver of life. Are all of us capable of killing, yes. We were born in sin and shaped in iniquity. We all have families out there and if you think that he is right to take his life that may the good Lord have mercy on your souls. I pray for a hedge of protection to continue to flow around your children, I pray that the Lord will shutter their eyes to see no evil, cover their ears to hear no evil and protect their hand and feet to do no evil or run to no evil. I will continue to lift both set of families in pray as both of them need comfort and guidance at this time. We need to get back to seeing right as right and wrong as wrong.

  5. ken December 11, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I know this guy for years, from childhood, and he is NOT a trouble maker. He is a decent gentleman from a respected family. I am heartbroken. He would had to have been provoked to do something like this.

  6. Jammin December 11, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    dont matter who you are … one moment of madness can land u in prison……going through the same situation right now…..whether he was right or wrong…he will be at HMP for a while till the case comes up…

  7. Shonta December 11, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Every one seems to kno Mr throne for years but the fact of the matter is he took a Childs life probably over little talk. Up to now I haven’t heard of the child physically abusing him. As a child like Kadeem I’m sure we all had a resident we tormented verbally!! Or even go on someone’s tree to pick mangoes and they always complain and I never heard of them talking a life. Did he report these episodes? Did he went for satisfaction from the parents or guardians.. I am not bias but this could have been avoided.

  8. KC December 12, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Then the question should be asked why the boys of the neighborhood started throwing rocks n accosting him… Some including the deceased are friends of his sons…

  9. Douglas Leopold Phillips December 12, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.

  10. Verne December 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

    All of you commending his actions . he should have been provoked to call the police and this is coming from kadeem’s cousin all the way in saint Lucia there are laws for harassment. Did jarviston not know the number for the police


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