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Bail for murder-accused

Almost four years since he was arrested and charged with the murder of his estranged wife Nicole Harrison-Watson, Sean Watson has been released on bail.

Sean Watson

Sean Watson

The draughtsman of Ballantyne, Christ Church, then 35, was charged with the April 29, 2012 offence after his wife’s body was found at her Ferniehurst, St Michael home, bound and partially naked.

The accused is being represented by attorney-at-law Brian Weekes.

39 Responses to Bail for murder-accused

  1. Sherene Drakes-Seales
    Sherene Drakes-Seales April 12, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Continue to rest in peace Nicole. I still think of you often. Can see that radiant smile of yours all now.

  2. Paula Angelbabe Harris
    Paula Angelbabe Harris April 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    On Sunday i was lookong at her house as usual and was saying its soon 4 years since that horrible event took place. True Sherene Drakes-Seales she always had a very pleasant smile

  3. Raquel Natasha
    Raquel Natasha April 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Clearly there is more to this article. What are the grounds for bail? An innocent woman is murdered and 4 years later her muderer is granted bail. Bail? What next?

    • carson c cadogan April 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Her alleged murderer. Nothing has been proved in a Court of Law.

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Don’t quote me on this one but under Common Law, the accused is entitled to a quick trial and this hasn’t happened in this case, so there is probably your reason for arguing for bail. Now remember the late actor Robert Blake aka Beretta, secured bail on charges of First Degree Murder of his second wife.

    • Ricardo Bascombe
      Ricardo Bascombe April 12, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      He is accused cant say hes guilty as yet without a trial

  4. Rosline Howard
    Rosline Howard April 12, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I feel that there should lock up de innocent people and free de these murderers cause we in safe no more them getting bail only bout hey

  5. Glenn Damon Clarke
    Glenn Damon Clarke April 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    And a man int get bail for stealing sweet potatoes

  6. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 12, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Who decided to release him, is Dodds so full the accused get out to live their lives…………..shame his ex wife wont ever get that chance

  7. John Da Silva
    John Da Silva April 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I don’t know if the man is innocent or guilty, but four years and the trial has not begun is an insult to the poor woman and her family.

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 12, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      What about the poor man’s family as well? Because one ought to always operate on the presumption of innocence until the state can prove your guilt.

    • Wayne P Hoyte
      Wayne P Hoyte April 12, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      probs in the DPP office???????? why cant these matters come off sooner?

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 12, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      To imprisoned this man for four years without trial, is a denial of his right to due process.

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 12, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Wayne P Hoyte, so you’re saying that there is a backlog of cases?

  8. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins April 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Then if he dies at the hand of an angry citizen, that person gets a murder charge. Oh the irony.

  9. Pat James
    Pat James April 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    He got bail for murder n d potato man got lock up for stealing….I lost.

    • Trace Carter
      Trace Carter April 12, 2016 at 3:06 pm


    • Kearn Williams
      Kearn Williams April 12, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Pat, I know this is far from funny, but u got me laughing. You are so true

    • Pat James
      Pat James April 12, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Its true…it got me confuse…somebody explain it to me…please

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 12, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Maybe a lawyer can argue this point better than I can, but I think the state has violated the writ of hebeas corpus for imprisoning this man for so long, without bring him to trial.

    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham April 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      The description in the paper of the death of the lady was gruesome and painful to read truly unfortunate.

    • Mark Fenty
      Mark Fenty April 12, 2016 at 5:36 pm

      All I can say is that I feel a sense of sadness to have heard that another human was driven to resort to such extremes.

  10. carson c cadogan April 12, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    All accused persons are entitled to bail unless certain conditions are not met. These conditions are clearly spell out in the Bail act.

  11. Tony Webster April 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    The “accused ” is really the ostensible victim of a system (itself perhaps a delectable non sequitur) ; the “victim” is not only the deceased and her mourning loved-ones…but potentially, each of us.

    To mash the toes of another entity: “Where there is a chronically-dysfunctional legal system, we are all complicit; reduced; and vulnerable: logic, people, pride, money, hope, and trust will perish”. The doors will be cast wide open for anarchy.

    We are waaaaaay post the point where sticking-plaster solutions are adequate. We are now in steupsing land…itself fraught, for out young people are very good at picking up things when adults steupse and un-pick their teets.

    Effin yuh brave, ask any teen-anger their opinion of our “legal system”.

    Those sworn to uphold etc etc ad nauseum…continue to collect wages and salaries-and perks. Doth they smile; doth they smirk; doth they khow of conscience, or of shame?

  12. Betty Lewis
    Betty Lewis April 12, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Evidently this is the strategy Government is using to cut maintenance cost at the prison humm. If the case ain’t tried in four years when they are ready all evidence miss placed or lost

  13. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty April 12, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    There is obviously a pressing need for judicial reform in Barbados. I am here pondering to myself: what would be a valid reason to adjour this case for the specified length of time? Because for one, the integrity of the evidence in this case ought to be the paramount concerned of the prosecutor and the defendant’s attorney. I know some here are repudiating the fact that this man was granted bail on murder charges, and that is quite understandable. But on the other hand, no one should be made to sit in a prison cell to wait in perpetuity for a trial date, who might be by all intents and purposes innocence or guilty of such charges. And finally, why vent your discontent at the accused, when the process is more at fault than the accused murder himself ?

  14. Colette Felix
    Colette Felix April 12, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    4 years on remand is downright ridiculous, the justice system in this island truly needs an overhaul, stupseeeeee 4 frigging years

  15. Dionne Grant
    Dionne Grant April 12, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I wonder if he gine walk the streets of BIM proud of himself. Any murderer should be locked away in prison for life.

    • Veronica Straker
      Veronica Straker April 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Yes he will and many stupid women will lie down underneath him all in the name of love. SMH

    • Dionne Grant
      Dionne Grant April 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm

      What really going on around this place though?!!!! Is this for real?

  16. lennox hewitt April 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    He is a big joke he is d worse we ever had he get on media and talk all over he face now a next out the person dead he out i hope when that time come he dont go at d family

  17. tenroad April 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Four years with out a trial ? What a joke .

  18. Celestine Duke
    Celestine Duke April 12, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    He is out on bail and men are in jail for five bags.Supse Justice

  19. Carolyn Robertson
    Carolyn Robertson April 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Some woman in society will still fall for him again this picture will not be seen by many and who see it will for get and the name may ring a bell to some but other will for get and someone may find themselves in the same order

  20. First Lady April 12, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    There is something called RETRIBUTION!!! His will come hearing this today brought back so much pain, hurt and angrier!! Continue to RIP NICOLE forever and always in my heart


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