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Court hears how murder unfolds: Fahie shot for words?

Kenaz Hazell attending court yesterday, June 16

While Kenaz Hazell was ordered remanded when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday (June 16), more persons are said to be at large in relation to the murder of businessman Frankie Fahie and a robbery that took place during the said murder.

Magistrate Vareen Vanterpool ordered that 21-year-old Hazell be remanded after she heard allegations that linked him to the crimes.

Hazell is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

He was not made to plead as the charge against him is indictable – meaning that it may be transferred to the High Court for possible trial before a jury.

The prosecution alleged that Hazell conspired with persons “known and unknown” to pull off the robbery at Fahie’s bar on the fatal night of January 6.

On that night, Jeffery Queeley and a group of other men were socialising at the bar.

Queeley, who reportedly had $2,000 cash in his pocket, was also wearing a $3,000 chain as well as a wrist watch.

Queeley and another patron sat at Fahie Boy’s Bar located in the Long Look area of Tortola and ordered a drink from Fahie.

The court heard that Hazell entered the establishment shortly afterwards and ordered a drink. He paid for the drink with a $100 bill, then left the establishment.

Moments after Hazell left the bar, the gunman entered, pointed his firearm at Queeley, and said “everybody get down”.

Fahie reportedly responded: “Get down what?”

While keeping a fixed gaze on Queeley, the gunman reportedly pointed his weapon in the direction of Fahie and shot him. He didn’t look in Fahie’s direction, the court heard.

Fahie ran outside the establishment and collapsed.

The gunman then relieved Queeley of his cash and other valuables before he escaped on foot in the area.

The matter was reported to the police.

CCTV footage

During their investigations, police recovered CCTV footage, which showed that Hazell allegedly entered the bar around 10:32pm on the night of the incident.

The footage revealed that, while at the bar, Hazell’s attention was also focused on Queeley.

The court heard that, when Hazell left the establishment, cameras captured him going in the direction of Old Plantation. He was being followed by a Rav4 vehicle.

The prosecution noted that the gunman entered the bar 10:36pm – exactly one minute after Hazel left.

Cameras also captured the gunman disappearing in the direction of Old Plantation – the same direction in which Hazell travelled when he exited the bar.

Hazell eventually was taken into police custody for questioning. But he was released some time after Rebekah Persaud willingly visited the police station and corroborated Hazel’s alibi.

Persaud, who was also hauled before the Magistrate’s Court yesterday, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Meanwhile, following further police investigations, Hazell was charged formally on Thursday (June 15).

In court, prosecuting attorney Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit objected to bail for Hazell. She said Hazell is known to travel frequently and so he is a flight risk.

She also stated that Hazell could obstruct ongoing investigations by – among other things – alerting other persons who are yet to be apprehended.

Hazell, who was remanded, will return to court on September 13.

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  1. ethnic cleansing says:

    Poorly-rated. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 25

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    • Lord if u not bz , pass here in tortola says:

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 4 Thumb down 4

      U r so dumb,when u die
      U will be goin to born here heaven or hell?
      Which one?
      U stupid ole fool

      • Well says:

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        While we are alive and are deemed to be human,most of us prefer not to be infiltrated by humanoids.
        There is a place for humanoids and a place for humans. The BVI, where some of us were birthed is a place for humans. Monsters and creatures should return home to be with their families.

    • Spy says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 5

      Outsiders? He was born and raised right here in the BVI. Never lived anywhere else but here. BVi have its good and bad like any other country.

    • Really says:

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    • Yuh moda says:

      Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 7 Thumb down 4

      He was born and raised here you ignorant f**.

    • amazed says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0

      What a ignorant statement to make about to many outsiders ..everywhere there’s the good the bad and the ugly

  2. Reply says:

    Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 0

    So the motive here for this murder is robbery? Well, I hope they catch the culprit(s), charge him(them) appropriately, and put them away.

    Some young people need to learn to work for what they get in this life rather than stealing and hurting innocent people.

    Had enough of these robberies and these little thugs running around creating havoc.

    By the way, it’s a good thing they had some CCTV in that area to help reconstruct the scene and timeline.

    Lets hope there is enough there to get the shooter and any co-conspirators.

  3. Crazy says:

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    • Crazy says:

      Well-loved. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 0

      Why would the girl lie if he only went for a drink? Why would he not talk to police? What about the content of the whatsapp comversations?? All coincidence huh?

  4. Vincy says:

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    I can guarantee you that if it was in St. Vincent this had happened and the police had picked him up for questioning that he would have gladly given up his accomplices. The police need to stop pampering him.

  5. Well says:

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    CCTV camera should be placed all over the BVI. There is too much crime in this SMALL place.

  6. Shamefull says:

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    What the hell is wrong with those boys. – are they trying to outdo each other

  7. The Reaper says:

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    All them hazell brothers up there. Hmmmmm,,somethiing is wrong with My Caribbean people

  8. aiR says:

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    Those Hazell boys on a roll mehn.. Matthew Hazell, his little brother, now this Kenaz Hazell.

  9. teacher says:

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    When boys grow up playing video games and wanting the latest things they never learnt to be producers and not consumers. Now crime has become a dangerous game for these youngsters and the society is feeling the pain.

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