Grenada’s Latest Homicide Ruled Self-Defense

PR – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has concluded that the injuries which caused the death  of Odinga Thomas, 46 years old shopkeeper of Beausejour, St. George, were inflicted in self-defense. This decision was reached on the basis of the evidence gathered from police investigations into the matter. 

The incident leading to the death of Mr. Thomas occurred on Saturday 19th April 2024, at Beausejour St. George, involving another male. Evidence revealed that Mr. Thomas confronted the other party with two cutlasses in his possession, resulting in both parties sustaining injuries. Mr. Thomas unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on the same night, at the General Hospital.

As a result of the DPP’s conclusion of self-defense, no charges will be preferred against the other party involved. The authority to determine in what circumstances criminal charges may be brought, resides with the office of the DPP.