Beachy Stout paid Police to Kill his First Wife

February 4, 2021 8:32 AM

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard allegations that the popular Portland businessman Everton ‘Beachy Stout’ McDonald paid a police detective in 2009 to make a plan for the killing of his first wife.

McDonald appeared in court for the first time since Monday when he was charged for the murder after everyone thought it was a cold case. He faced Justice Vinette Graham-Allen via Zoom.

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He has been remanded until March 22 when he’s scheduled to reappear for his bail hearing.

Beachy Stout is also facing criminal charges for the murder of his second wife, Tonia. She was killed in August 2020.

The prosecutors revealed, more than 10 years ago, that McDonald paid a detective to orchestrate the murder of his wife, Merlene McDonald after there was a break down in their marriage

She had left their matrimonial home 2 years before the murder in 2007.

The wife was shot and killed on the night of May 2, 2009, shortly after leaving her business place and managed to get home. 

Meanwhile, Tonia McDonald, his second wife, who was also murdered, but the businessman is charged with just conspiracy to murder in that case.

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Last July, in Portland, Tonia’s partially burnt body was found with the throat slashed, she was beside her burnt car on the Sherwood Forest main road in the parish. 

The husband, along with Asca Barnes, were both charged and arrested after they were taken into custody on August 5, 2020, during a series of coordinated operations carried out by the Major Investigation Division.

Denvalyn Minott, was also charged and arrested in connection with Tonia’s killing, pleaded guilty last September, in the Home Circuit Court before he was sentenced to 19 years in prison. 

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A Tearful Confession

After Minott’s guilty plea, prosecutors gave details of the witness statement he gave police investigators claiming that Everton McDonald offered him $3 million to kill Tonia. 

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He also admitted that he hired another man to do the crime and he watched as the man repeatedly stabbed the 32-year-old wife who was a businesswoman. 

McDonald is being represented by attorneys Bert Samuels and Mathew Hyatt.

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