Dominica: Two American nationals charged  in reference to homicide of hoteliers


Two American nationals are charged for the murders of Canadian-born hoteliers in Dominica. 

The charred stays of Daniel Langlois and Dominique Marchard had been present in a burnt-out automobile final Friday.

The accused

The accused are Jonathan Lehrer, a 57-year-old and proprietor of the historic Bois Cutlette property in Dominica, and Robert Snider from Pittsburg, Florida.

The accused are set to make their first look in a Justice of the Peace’s court docket on Wednesday.

Their arraignment is scheduled earlier than a Roseau Justice of the Peace, the place the grave cost of “homicide” will likely be formally leveled towards them.

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Aiding the investigation

Lehrer, alongside along with his spouse and Snider, together with a Dominican nationwide, had initially cooperated with the authorities of their inquiry into the murders. 

Experiences are that the victims, Langlois and Marchand, had been identified for his or her possession and operation of the Coulibri Ridge Resort.

An ambush

Regulation enforcement businesses revealed that the 2 hoteliers fell sufferer to an ambush by a employed hitman, who killed them earlier than setting their automobile ablaze.

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Street dispute unraveled

Media shops reported an ongoing dispute between Langlois and Lehrer, centering on the utilization of the Morne Rouge Public Street, which traverses the Bois Cutlette property. 

In a major growth in 2019, the OECS Supreme Courtroom dominated in favor of Langlois, affirming the highway’s public standing, and permitting unrestricted entry for Langlois’ company.

The communities of Soufriere and Gallion have been plunged right into a state of shock and anger, mourning the lack of what they describe as “two group icons.”