House where double murder occurred demolished

The house at Tamarind Heights, La Clery, where a double murder occurred on February 1, 2017, has been demolished.

Neighbours said the home was demolished shortly after Jeffrey Arbella,26, and Sandrina Joseph, 29, were found dead in their beds by the deceased woman’s two young children.

According to residents, the house where the couple lived was broken down because no one would live in it as a result of the tragic death of its last occupants, who are reported to have been hacked to death while they slept.

Don Pierre-Louis, 28,  of Chase Gardens has been charged by the police with causing the death of the couple.

Despite the demolition of the house in which the couple lived, residents told the Times that they still are striving to come to grips with the tragedy that sent shock waves through their quiet community.

They described Jeffrey Arbella  and Sandrina Joseph as two pleasant individuals who will be sorely missed.

According to neighbours, the two children who discovered the double murder are still traumatised and arrangements are being made to take them overseas to live.

They told the Times that other children in the community have also been affected, some of them expressing fear of sleeping in the dark.



  1. Diane
    February 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Best decision ever and I would do the same if I had to make the decision.

    Then I would ask a minister from all religious groups on the island to come with a group from their congregation and consecrate the place. I would give a specific day to each religion. Then I would plant a garden with trees and flowers and put figurines and about three benches, two tables with four chairs each for dominoes . People in the area would come to recreate and have children play ball games. Not anything on a grand scale to attract too many people at a time – just for the neighbourhood. The district rep can organize to pay a caretaker to upkeep the area.

    1. Selah
      February 24, 2017 at 7:46 am

      Diane you gave me goose bumps with your statement…WELL SAID!! I knew of the couple and this death has enraged me soooo much!!! I pray that God keep the two kids well..the decision for them living overseas best decision ever!! GET THEM OUTTA HERE!! I pray for the families during this grief i feel their pain…smh too sad…i don’t even know them but this was too darn gruesome!! Reminds me of a friend of mine who was murdered by her bf in the US a few years ago…smh it plays on my mind over and over…its gonna be hard letting go or not remembering this ever!! God bless!!

  2. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Are you serious?

  3. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Good idea because we need to wipe out the bad memories and make something good come out of these lives that were cut short so uselessly.

    Let them not die in vain.

  4. Anonymous
    February 23, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Good idea 😘😍

  5. Smarteyes
    February 24, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Good idea