Saint Lucian confesses to triple murder in Martinique

Article by Caroline Popovic: On the evening of 18 September 2017, just as Martinique was beginning to feel the effects of Hurricane Maria, Kerry Ferdinand killed his mistress Leila Laviolette (photo of deceased above) and her two children aged 6 and 4.

He stabbed them to death.

Ferdinand, a 33 year old, sometime disc-jockey is originally from St. Lucia and he is well-known in the St. Lucian community in Martinique.  He had been seeing Leila Laviolette, a school teacher living in Fort de France, for about a year even though he lived with someone else.

The night she and her children were brutally killed, Leila Laviolette had told Ferdinand that she was seeing someone else and that the relationship was over.

The 3 bodies were discovered by police after a tip off from a marabou, the equivalent of a chemboiseur or shaman.

After the murders, Ferdinand had thrown his blood-soaked clothes away and gone to see the marabou. He confessed to the killings and asked the occult specialist to cast a spell on him to protect him from the police.

The marabou went straight to the nearest police station.  The police officers who were first on the crime scene are said to be traumatised by the violence with which  Leila Laviolette and her two children had been murdered.

Ferdinand was arrested and subsequently confessed.

In 2010, Ferdinand was sentenced to two months in prison for violence. Today he faces life in prison for the murder of Leila Laviolette and her 2 small children.

On Saturday 23 September 2017, 500 people took to the streets in Fort de France, Martinique’s capital,  to protest against the level of violence against women. There were no men present.


  1. John
    September 27, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    500 people took to the streets of fort de France to protest the level of violence against women. There were no men present…..that speaks volumes about the very men who are husband’s, brothers,fathers of women from that island and to me this is sickening and shocking.

    1. A
      September 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Maybe it was a women’s march?

    2. Misty
      September 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm

      I must agree with you! However, they may have felt that it was an opportunity to allow women to vent on their own at that time. I am hoping that was it.

    3. Anonymous
      October 17, 2017 at 11:14 am

      How does “500 people” convert to there were no men present?

    4. Enlighten me
      October 17, 2017 at 11:15 am

      How does “500 people” convert to there were no men present? I swear some of you dig for coal and not gold. People refer to a group of persons, i.e. Men women and children. Do yourself a favor and read a book more often!

      1. TC
        November 10, 2017 at 7:27 am

        Did you even read the article before replying? It clearly says that no men were present.

  2. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    ….what in the hell?

  3. DIZZY
    September 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    What an arsole! !

  4. WAH!
    September 27, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    (Word deleted) u running to sharman to cover up such a dirty crime.

  5. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Killing a woman n her 2 kids ..dont never let him see the light of day …..

  6. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    September 27, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Please don’t let this piece of trash out…ever. Give him three life sentences without parole, animals should be kept in a cage.

  7. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Wow…I can’t put in words how I feel…just sad

  8. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    This guy should be exterminate execution style….

  9. Trudy
    September 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Poor little ones and their poor mum, please lock him up for the rest of his days, or hang him.

  10. You can't trust nobody dem days
    September 27, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    So the man cast his spell took the money then went to the police himself.

    1. Sickening
      September 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      No one said that..this is how you guyd start speculating and creating nonsensical drama

    2. Anonymous
      September 27, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      Is all ppl like u that start the spread of rumors.

  11. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    The two boys was so adorable and their mom such a loving woman. Shame on you Kerry

  12. B
    September 27, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    These Fortune Tellers will do anything for Money .I am Surprise he didn’t look for a Boat for Him to escape from Martinique

    1. aLucian
      September 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      What did he do, and for what money? I missed that part in the article (I’m not a good reader).

  13. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Comment:such a pretty young lady and two innocent children he should be put to death

  14. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Hang the dirty dog

  15. Both sides
    September 27, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    This guy needs to get 100 lashes for each murder victim everyday for one whole week. He needs to know what pain feels like….smh

  16. lucianboy
    September 27, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    the woman is not even yr personal woman and u doing that with yrself garcon,u really need some serious beating .

  17. Lucian
    September 27, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Thats y i believe these gardehs should not be allows in the country. At least this one did the right thing. But, most of them do protections for those barstards instead of turning them in

  18. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    One thing url quick to judge ppl, i have many questions
    Why when kerry write the girl name and date of birth on the paper for u why didn’t u go get the police? what the money u ask him he didn’t have it?… JAMES 4:12

  19. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    And what confess, 24hours kerry saying is not him all of a sudden the marabou reach in the police station he start saying is he

  20. Anonymous
    September 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    So you’d say anything to the contrary, with a clearly unrepentant triple murderer in front of you? He played it smart. Good for him for doing the right thing.

  21. B
    September 27, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    He is alive and still eating you find proof on him ,he should have been buried long time.

  22. Anonymous
    September 28, 2017 at 5:59 am


  23. Very upset about this
    September 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    This guy should be dead too… Or put him in a dark hole with no food no water until he die

  24. Anonymous
    October 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Well i have alot to say first the maraboh how they call him had to be arrested too secound marabohs are there for their money why reported ur client that what u are doing three is it a set up four for three days you keep on saying is not u thursday when the maraboh show up you say is u wtf going on i am confuse both of you had to be put life time in prison

  25. Anonymous
    October 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I isay

  26. Anonymous
    October 1, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Them st Lucians men and those living in Martinique are a waist of time energy and space. u doing your thing now that the women want to move on with her life u kill her and her innocent kids. Ladies take notes this same thing happened to a cousin of mine in st Lucia but the made it look like she took her life, (Never tell a men u leaving him just leave) and they love to go to witch doctors

  27. Anonymous
    October 1, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Well you are confusing yourself because the article is written in plain simple English..So why you say you confuse ……..then another one the man cast a spell took money.then went to police himself. where in the article did you read that.cause i read it and did not see that..may be you need hooked on phonics to help you read..or could it be thay you are too anxious too say what you like cause you are too idle with yourself. .come on step it up with your reading and understanding.

  28. Anonymous
    October 4, 2017 at 8:20 am

    That Bastard shud B Crucified not Life Sentence, shouldn’t C A Day of Light in his life…. It shud have been in the Middle East he’d done it he’d face Marshall Law 4 Real…

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