Romeijn manslaughter trial without fugitive Omar N.

POSTED: 05/11/11 11:49 AM

St. Maarten – One chair will most likely remain empty in the courtroom this morning when the Court in First Instance starts handling the October 16 robbery in Mullet Bay that led to the death of Dutchman Wouter-Jan Romeijn. That is because one defendant, Omar N. escaped from the Pointe Blanche prison on March 19. In spite of several reported sightings. Omar N., aka Chucky, remains on the lam.

The other defendants in the case are St. Maartener Alescio E.V. (21), and two Martinois, Stevie A.R. (24), and Julio Cesar E.-V. (22). Other charges against the defendants include an armed robbery in Galis Bay, car theft, robbing a pizza deliveryman on March 6, and membership of a criminal organization.

The fugitive defendant Omar N. is a 20-year-old resident of Dutch Quarter. He escaped from prison just one day after he first appeared in court on March 18, where he displayed a disinterested attitude towards Judge Keppels, mumbling things like “you check?” and “you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do.”

According to the office of the Public Prosecutor, Omar N. confessed to most of the crimes he is accused of.

Robbery-victim Romeijn, who worked as a tent master for Circque du Soleil in the United States was in St. Maarten last year to visit his brother, was assaulted by a gang on October 16th, beaten up and thrown in the back of a car – apparently with the intention to drive him to an ATM and to force him to withdraw money. But Romeijn managed to free himself from the trunk and either jumped or fell out of the vehicle. He later succumbed to his injuries. According to one internet-report, Romeijn was wanted by the police in Brazil where he worked with Cirque du Soleil in Rio de Janeiro.

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