Justice system failed – Girlfriend of deceased

Justice system failed – Girlfriend of deceased

The girlfriend of a deceased stabbing victim has told the Times that the justice system in Saint Lucia has failed both of them.

Jacky Robert disclosed that she has been going back and forth to court for nine years to seek redress in a matter with another female, whom she accused of issuing death threats against her and her boyfriend, Joseph Herman.

Herman was stabbed multiple times on Jeremie Street on Old Year’s night and succumbed on New Year’s day, becoming the first homicide victim for 2016.

Robert disclosed that she was on Jeremie Street at about 8:PM on Old Year’s night when the female in question approached issuing more death threats.

Robert recalled that she entered a boutique and the owner of the establishment locked the door to keep the other woman, who was brandishing a knife, outside.

She told the Times that while in the store she summoned her boyfriend, who on arrival, was pounced on and stabbed by the female assailant and a gang of thugs who had accompanied her.

Robert said she rushed outside to assist the wounded Herman and received several blows about the body, resulting in swellings to her arm and face.


“They started pelting bottles,” she recalled.


According to her she ran with Herman to their vehicle and managed to drive to Victoria Hospital where the female assailant followed some time later.

Robert claimed that the woman entered the ward and removed the wounded man’s oxygen mask.

Robert disclosed that by the time members of the SSU Unit arrived on the scene, the female assailant had already left.

She  recalled that two years ago she sustained injuries in an attack by the woman, and again in November last year.

Robert said although a restraining order had been placed on the individual, she continued to harass her and her boyfriend.

The grieving girlfriend told the Times that her lawyer had pleaded with the court to have the woman remanded at Bordelais Correctional Facility, to no avail.

A post mortem examination on Herman’s body is scheduled for Monday.


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  1. Anonymous
    January 2, 2016 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Why couldn’t she call the police.had u called the police in the first place Percy would have still been here with us .

    1. Anonymous
      January 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm Reply

      Really so know you’re blaming the victim? Some of you people are so dumb. Did you read the article. She had been to the place numerous times. Next time keep your stupid comment to yourself.

  2. Anonymous
    January 2, 2016 at 8:41 pm Reply

    You Shud have called the police
    R.I.P my friend
    Condolences to the family

  3. sad
    January 2, 2016 at 9:06 pm Reply

    Dont blame her when ur in the situation you never kno how u gonna take it or what to at the time..
    Panic n shock gets the best of us sometimes… he was a friend of the family and will be missed dearly this gurl that did this her ass needs to b caught n charged no investigation needed … i hope they put her where she belongs cuz she thinks she a badass… r.i.p to percy he is in a better place no one deserves to die this way… dont b afraid to say her name cuz she gettin wat coming to her

  4. MyName
    January 2, 2016 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Melissa bitch, you kill the man

  5. Anonymous
    January 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm Reply

    She ran from the area…bitch …karma is upon you

  6. Hippo
    January 3, 2016 at 12:11 am Reply

    I go wet up melissa with gun shot, like a hippopotumus

  7. beverly
    January 3, 2016 at 1:44 am Reply

    Why was this woman harrassing them for all these ? They had a conflict between them that was very serious…tell me how crime will finish ?

  8. concern
    January 3, 2016 at 1:48 am Reply

    We need justice in this country..

  9. wide awake
    January 3, 2016 at 6:30 am Reply

    So you start your roro with the girl and when things get hot you call the man to die. Take some blame too

  10. NICKLE
    January 3, 2016 at 7:21 am Reply

    dats stupidness, the system has failed the woman big time, awa awa awa, god didnt say dat, the woman has a retraining order yet still she found away to get so close to the man and stabbed him, noooooooooooo, now i see mad people walking the streets. came to the hospital and removed the man’s mask….no i think i am watching a movie, honestly,,,,smh……saint lucia system sucks to the T………………….

    1. Concerned Citizen
      January 3, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply

      I totally agree with u Nickle. Where is secirity at VH puttin other peoples lives at risk nurses doctors and other patients. This justice system has to take part of the blame if they we effecient and effective smll matters would not escalte all the time leding to so many deaths…. seriously what do these people get paid for cause it doesnt look like they are working

  11. The Commentator
    January 3, 2016 at 8:48 am Reply

    The girlfriend probably called her boyfriend for a lift to get her out of danger but she never anticipated that the bandits would have pounced on him.
    Perhaps a strong Police presence during the night on the popular Jeremie Street could have averted this tragic incident. The whole incident points to the break down of law and order in St. Lucia and the criminals are moving in to fill the law & order vacuum.

  12. Accept my sympathy
    January 3, 2016 at 9:02 am Reply

    Accept my sympathy. St. Lucians are so Heartkess even blaming the poor young Lady eho lost her boyfriend. And Little or nothing about the preditor. Thats why People Will never stop taking the Law in their hands.

  13. Joan David
    January 3, 2016 at 9:14 am Reply


  14. Anonymous
    January 3, 2016 at 9:17 am Reply

    What is our beautiful St Lucia coming to. Demon possessed .j

  15. topting
    January 3, 2016 at 11:19 am Reply

    Y didn’t u walk with u gun and shot her in her leg and pay a bail money ur man would still be alive

  16. Pissed Off Male Citizen
    January 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm Reply

    Y didn’t she call da police ? What would they hav done anyway.. she went to court for so many years n they didn’t do none is the police that would do sumn for her ? bullshit ..the girlfriend should hav been walkin wif her knife or gun n jus kill the bitch ..& then da justice system will want to send her to jail cause of self defence, avaitay.. i personally killin anybodii that diss n let any police officer come n look for me cause i killed sumone out of self defence even they gettin killed to

  17. 758
    January 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm Reply

    Saint Lucian guys, we need to date and marry quality women than those on island.
    They will get you killed and they will eventually destroy your life by sending your ass to prison.
    Be warned.

    Lucian women are becoming increasingly violent. And they won’t stop until all of you are dead.
    You’ve been warned!!! 🙁

  18. pablo
    January 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm Reply

    the pm sell all of ur souls. Things jus state hottin up in Lucia.

  19. Uh huh
    January 3, 2016 at 4:06 pm Reply

    I guess that includes every female in your family. Stop generalizing cause I bet you are not one of the good men. St Lucia does have good women. Talking shit like st Lucia Dont have quality women.

  20. Anonymous
    January 3, 2016 at 9:58 pm Reply


  21. Anonymous
    January 4, 2016 at 12:16 am Reply

    This is a very sad situation, either way, Thete was a restraining order against this perpetrator right, what could have cause this person to walk around with so much anger with a deadly weapon a knife. That woman had the intention to kill that man or woman all along. Have her ass have no mercy.

  22. help us
    January 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm Reply

    Coocoon suhtii.I hope they make an example of her n sentence her to life.animals like her dnt need to b among us .i hope u burn in hell for this.saxon

  23. ariel
    January 4, 2016 at 8:15 pm Reply

    is high time they shut down jeremie street at 6, i hate that street, this street sickens me, blood blood and more blood, if not blood is lil sutties or lil assholes robbing ppl, the soufriere bus stop area specifically, and it goes on and on, if the police dont do something about this troubled area expect to hear from this vicinty

  24. Anonymous
    January 4, 2016 at 8:39 pm Reply

    This one was terrible.This means there is no JUSTICE any more on earth.Going to court for nine years for what? If the man left her for the other woman, all she had to do is find another MAN. Because now she is in prison her life is over.I have no mercy on her. In prison they should FEED dogs be for the BITCH……….

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