Aruban Justice: 2 1/2 Year Jail Sentence for G.W. Anthony who Shot a Man at Havana, Other Goes Free on Lack of Evidence


Aruban justice: different crime, similar results??? 

21 year old G.W. Anthony who shot a man at Havana, received 2½ years in jail while suspect G.J. Raven went free, due to lack of evidence. Interestingly enough, Anthony was convicted due to the fact that he had provided the police several different stories during declarations. Sound familiar? So much for a uniform system of justice applied by the judges in Aruba. If multiple stories in decalarations are the standard for guilt and innocence in Aruba … Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak and Satish Kalpoe would be presently serving time for the disappearance of missing Natalee Holloway. Why was this case different?

The only evidence came from the mouth of Anthony self, but the judge dismissed that, especially because Anthony has given the police several variant declarations.

The prosecutor assumed that Raven had given Anthony the gun and the two tried to disguise the truth by giving contradictory declarations. Raven’s lawyer requested that his client is acquitted because of this. That he had lied in the beginning is because he was afraid. The judge considered it proven that Anthony had shot the victim R.A. Reid

2½ Years for the person that pulled the trigger in Havana
(June, 28 2008 Amigoe)

ORANJESTAD – The 21-year old G.W. Anthony that shot a man at Havana, received 2½ years jail. Suspect G.J. Raven went free, due to lack of evidence.

The only evidence came from the mouth of Anthony self, but the judge dismissed that, especially because Anthony has given the police several variant declarations.

The prosecutor assumed that Raven had given Anthony the gun and the two tried to disguise the truth by giving contradictory declarations. Raven’s lawyer requested that his client is acquitted because of this. That he had lied in the beginning is because he was afraid. The judge considered it proven that Anthony had shot the victim R.A. Reid.

This case has caused a lot of commotion in the society, said the judge. The idea is not that people walk around with guns and shoot each other, like in Curacao. The OM has demanded 3 years and the judge gave him 2½, due to his clean record and his age. Anthony lived in the Netherlands at the time of the shooting, where he was going to school. He was in the process of building a successful soccer career.

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    33 Responses to “Aruban Justice: 2 1/2 Year Jail Sentence for G.W. Anthony who Shot a Man at Havana, Other Goes Free on Lack of Evidence”

    1. jim on June 30th, 2008 1:27 pm

      B S

    2. MissKatie on June 30th, 2008 3:02 pm

      aruba is so incompetent!!!

    3. Susan on June 30th, 2008 4:26 pm

      Oh my God!! The tragic, devastating mystery of Natalee’s disappearance and those responsible (YES, Urine and Paulass van der Slut and Deepuke and Satan K(Alpoe – arf, arf), you know who I’m talking about) spins around over and over and over again…

      Talking about history REPEATING itself :-( It never stops on the third world, poverty stricken, lawless, drug infested Dutch protectorate of Aruba!! Those freaking “Keystone Koppers”, etc., are at it again…



    4. Carpe on June 30th, 2008 4:29 pm

      Now ya see, this is precisely why I envision

      the Sloots and the Poes getting it hardcore.

      Who wants to

      go through all this Aruban crap of which nutshell

      Lady Justice is under? Especially, when murderers

      that they have dead to rights only get 2 1/2 years

      for robbing someone of their life.



      MURDER SOMEBODY! -Mark Fuhrman

      You’re damn right, Mark.



    5. richard on June 30th, 2008 4:43 pm

      Hey, Joran was/is a soccer enthusiast as well.

      These two ought to get together and start working on forming a team … I suggest that “the Aruban Felons” ought to go well, and is appropriate.

      So he shoots a guy and gets all of three years (that figure ‘three’ seems to recur again and again when it comes to Aruba). I don’t remember if the shooting was fatal … does anyone else?

      Wonder what happens when they get tough. Well, if I really want to know I can go down there with my “Boycott Aruba” and “Justice for Natalee” T-shirt on. Now THAT would be a real threat to society, wouldn’t it … at least to tourism?

      Probably get a minimum sentence of 20 years, no parole application, and be kept bound and gagged in prison for fear that I might say something nasty about Aruba and hurt its tourism business.

    6. richard on June 30th, 2008 4:46 pm

      I wonder if G.J. Raven, the guy who went free, strolled over to Carlos ‘n’ Charlies (whatever its current name might be) to celebrate? Seems like the natural hangout for Aruban scum.

    7. MissKatie on June 30th, 2008 5:26 pm

      they can change the name from carlos & charlies to whatever… the place is still the same inviroment same drug atmosphere…soon the word gets around…

    8. Sasha on June 30th, 2008 6:30 pm

      The name has changed to senor frogs which is still the same company as Carlos & Charlies and it is WORST than ever before. I can not believe some of the horrible behavior they promote there and also some of the losers and the drug dealers that hangout there. That’s all there is there, FIGHTS, KNIVES, DRUGES, AND GUNS.

    9. LilPuma on June 30th, 2008 6:34 pm

      So Anthony and Raven thought they’d pull a Slootie and tell different stories. But I’m not sure I understand this part:

      “The only evidence came from the mouth of Anthony self, but the judge dismissed that, especially because Anthony has given the police several variant declarations.

      The prosecutor assumed that Raven had given Anthony the gun and the two tried to disguise the truth by giving contradictory declarations. Raven’s lawyer requested that his client is acquitted because of this. That he had lied in the beginning is because he was afraid. The judge considered it proven that Anthony had shot the victim R.A. Reid. ”

      The only evidence was something Anthony said, but the Judge dismissed it because they both lied. Then Raven’s attorney asks for a dismissal based on that and since Anthony’s attorney didn’t, he’s in jail. Maybe something was lost in translation?

      To top it all off, the guy says he lied because he was scared. Right out of the mouths of Joran and Joe Tacopina.

      Whatever went down, Aruban authorities seem to have set a very dangerous, deadly precedent.

    10. Maggie on June 30th, 2008 6:45 pm

      Why in the world would anyone go to this place anymore.. 2 and a half years for shooting someone?
      We all know why they lie, of course they are scared.. Scared of doing time for murder and scared of people finding out what they did.

      Everytime I think about the farce of an investigation and the farce of people involved in it, presented to Natalee’s family it makes me sick. They know what happened to Natalee.. 2 confessions of something bad happened.. Being the last people with a person who is never seen again on a small island and all the lies they have put 2 countries through for 3 years, unbelievable. Friends investigating friends and family. Their biggest lie, we want the truth to come out, we hope the truth comes out, and yet keep on lying. I would love to hear them all under oath explaining this farce. How about Steve Cohen, 2 of the 3 said they had sex with Natalee.. We expect they will be charged with murder and rape. They did something terrible with your daughter.

      Richard, thanks and didn’t see your comment about Adams, Ky until a few ago.. Looked it up and see nothing but real estated listed for Adams. Robertson county is either the smallest or 2nd smallest.. Last battle of Revolution fought there.. I’m curious as to what it is.. Had a great time, seen lots of things in such a short time. The Parthenon, built just like the one in Greece..only cement pillars instead of marble. It is awesome. Art inside is great. It’s a must see in person. Doors are brass, and weight 7.5 tons a piece. Went to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Opry Mill mall..ate in a rainforest.. it was cool, went to the Dukes of Hazzard Museum, a wax museum, spent an evening on Music Row..wild horse saloon, bb kings blues club, legends, tootsies lounge(saw Cher there),Belmont Mansion, Belle Meade plantation, Andrew Jackson’s 1,100 acre is beautiful. Was always here and there close to it, but never went, glad I did. Only thing I didn’t like is the rooms have glass doors over them, not allowed to go in them, have to walk on commercial carpet to preserve the floors. Tornado hit it in 1998 tore out lots of tulip trees Andrew Jackson planted over 200 years ago, they used them to make a limited edition of Gibson (I think)guitars, they sold. Upstairs wall paper,, went bad, they painted , it looked bad so they decided to try to find the old wallpaper, put out ads, and some guy who worked for the Louvre in France said he thought he had some of it..They flew over and it was an exact match, so they brought it back and closed it for 2 months to do the wallpapering. It is air conditioned now to preserve it and they did add lights.. Beautiful place, so is the gardens that Andrew Jackson’s wife Rachel started. They are buried at the back of it, it has slave houses, and cotton fields. You can come help pick it when it’s ready and take some home. Anyway came back through Hendersonville, Tn and stopped to see Johnny Cash’s burial place. Best Western(Belle Meade) I stayed at was a furnished apt.

    11. Allan on June 30th, 2008 6:49 pm

      They only have evidence when you don’t have money to buy them off. $20.00 will work for murder.

    12. Carpe on June 30th, 2008 7:11 pm

      Oh, yes yes yes… my bad!

      Sounds like the guy did not EAT THE BIG CHALUPA, as they say… He lived!

      What the hay am I thinkinnnnn’?

      If he had died, that’s only

      90 days, and a trip to Hollaaaaaaand… and now

      here’s Morrrrt to tell you all the ressssst of

      what you’ve wonnnnn!!!!!


      “I lie because I’m sooooo scaaaaaaaaared… Boo
      hooo hooo hoooo!”


      Oh, please man… Joran Van der sloot and

      the two DO-POES played that effin’

      trumpet right into the ground. Could you

      at least be a bit more original & creative?

      We are in the OH-EIGHT for cryin’ outloud!

      You’re still bangin’ on WINDOWS 95. Get with it!

      -Justice 4 Nat


    13. crossbow on June 30th, 2008 8:23 pm

      If anyone is interested. The old C and C’s
      SM: Nice picture showing the parking behind the old CnC where Deepak parked his car (klaasend)

    14. Carpe on June 30th, 2008 8:44 pm

      Hey Sasha,

      Thank you for your reports! Much appreciated.

    15. Tamikosmom on June 30th, 2008 9:31 pm

      Inconsistent declarations worked expceptionally well in Joran van der Sloots favor.

      Considering G.W. Anthony is being held accountable for his actions … it is obvious that he did not have connections within the Aruban justice system.

      Gerold Dompig
      ‘Rita Cosby Live & Direct’
      October 14, 2005

      COSBY: Now, did Joran—we‘ve heard from the family, Chief, that—you know, that Joran was claiming in some statement that she was going in and out of consciousness. Have you seen that anywhere?

      DOMPIG: Yes. That‘s definitely in the statements, and that‘s why we were kind of disappointed when the judge didn‘t accept that because that‘s basically a felony in Aruba. We think that what happened was that the judge just didn‘t buy it the way—because Joran went back and forth with his statements, and he withdrew two statements which he had already given to us. So basically, none of his statements were really trustworthy.


      Jossy Mansur
      October 4, 2005

      GRACE: … Jossy, regarding the connection, what I perceived to be a close connection between the judge, Paulus Van Der Sloot and the retired chief of police who initially handled Natalee`s case, Van Der Stratten, were they friends?

      MANSUR: Of course, they were friends. It stands to reason they were friends because Paul Van Der Sloot had many friends within the police department; he had many friends within the Department of Justice. And he had many friends with — and he was friendly with all the judges in Aruba. He worked out of the same office as they did and did the same work.

    16. Tamikosmom on June 30th, 2008 9:32 pm

      Klaas … I do believe that my submission went “poof”.

      Thank you.

      SM: Think I found it, lol :) (klaasend)

    17. Ray on June 30th, 2008 10:21 pm

      One criminal is not going to come down hard on another criminal.


    18. Ray on June 30th, 2008 10:33 pm

      The judge should be in jail himself.


    19. Amsterdam 020 on July 1st, 2008 3:49 am

      #3 talk about the monkeys repeating themselfs….

      And Sasha, apparently you are living in Aruba. What are YOU doing to get justice for Natalee?

    20. richard on July 1st, 2008 6:48 am

      I hope the Arubans are happy with their judicial system. It’s the poster child for those of us who urge people to boycott the place … who can look at Aruba since Natalee’s tour went there and feel anything but nausea?

      It’s their problem, not ours … all that WE have to do is point out to people what goes on there, and if they can’t figure out what their own self-interest dictates for them to do … well, there are no guarantees in life.

      Sasha, ignore the trolls. Do you get any sense that Arubans are fed up, or are they just resigned to what they feel is a situation that they can’t affect or change? Please keep posting reports.

    21. richard on July 1st, 2008 6:55 am

      Maggie (#10) — I’m glad that you had a good time.

      I was referring to Adams, Tenn., not Adams, KY. (I don’t even know if there is an Adams in KY, but don’t see why not.)

      Robertson County, Tenn., is on the Kentucky border. I imagine you’ve left the area now, and this is off topic anyway, but if you’re interested please contact me via moderator Klassen.

      Incidentally, the Mammoth Cave is in Kentucky, not far from Tennessee, and is something that anyone in a position to visit should see. If you are interested in caves, anyway.

    22. Carpe on July 1st, 2008 7:49 am
    23. MissKatie on July 1st, 2008 9:59 am

      Natalee didnt have to die in that cruel manner!!
      I cant believe that this case has gone on for so long.. due to oncompetence and corruption!!

      I hope pauulus and everyone involved pay the ultimate price for their actions…

      a precious life was taken for selfish lustful intents….
      justice 4natalee

    24. Susan on July 1st, 2008 10:57 am

      # 19 – Amsterdam 020 – Bite me :-) If you don’t enjoy an occasional repeat, you really shouldn’t waste your time here.



    25. Melissa on July 1st, 2008 11:22 am

      Don’t ever forget that in Aruba a life sentence is 10 years. Shoot and kill an Aruba Bank teller because she could not get the safe open fast enough and 10 years behind bars (THE TRUTH!)

    26. kiltie65 on July 1st, 2008 3:46 pm

      Cheri Mac”Nut” is trashing Natalee and family non stop on Gretawire today. The thread with the orange egg timer. Can’t understand why Beth doesn’t sue the pants off her for insinuating she is misusing funds for her personal benefit, and all the other vile stuff she spouts.

    27. Maggie on July 1st, 2008 4:24 pm

      Richard, my bad, I was looking for Adams, Ky. Found Adams, Tn and read about the Bell Witch. Also seen they have cave tours.. There is also a Robertson county in Ky. I’ve been to Ky. and Tn. many times, love that part of the country, so will check it out next time. Went to Mammoth Caves on a 4 hour tour about 2 years ago.. It is awesome. Underground boat tour on the Lost River in Bowling Green, Ky. is great too. Always find new and interesting things to see when we go.

      Talk about repeating oneself. For 3 years we have been hearing we are working on Natalee’s case and not one damn thing has move forward since.. all 3 were turned loose in 2005. Just the occasional tv appearances by all lying again and another lying spokesman, but isn’t that what a cover up is all about?

      Remember Natalee Holloway, she lost her life on her last night in Aruba May, 2005.. and while the Sloots and the Kalpoes were getting together to make up more lies, framing 2 men for kidnapping and murder, meeting others to see what they told the police, lying to police, leading the police on wild goose chases, hiding out and not searching, lying about the victim, lying about the condition of the victim, lying about where they took the victim, lying to the victim, lying to her parents, claiming something bad happened, claiming each other raped her, police not searching or questioning them,leading the family to crackhouses when Natalee wasn’t a drug user, meanwhile Natalee’s family and friends were up for days hoping, praying and searching for their daughter to return unharmed.

      Natalee and her family owe Aruba nothing… Aruba owes them answers to what happened to their daughter and who did it, not paid liars and friends and family’s pretending to investigate each other and the very people in place to protect tourists hiding out so they don’t have to account for their actions the past 3 years.

      10 years for murder..why am I not shocked?!

    28. Maggie on July 1st, 2008 4:34 pm


      The best thing to do is to ignore her..or it may even be a him.. It puts out all that stuff, to get attention and it works on many to respond..

    29. Maggie on July 1st, 2008 7:04 pm

      Wanted to let everyone know,,, 48 hours Mystery on CBS has the cases of Tara Grinsted and Jennifer Kesse on right now..

    30. Carpe on July 1st, 2008 7:08 pm

      Ah, it never hurts to give ‘em an Elmo Pimp Slap

      and make a stand for Nat and her family though.

      I just try not to fall into their little lame

      hate traps. They are hateful, disgusting, little

      people, that play with themselves all day long

      trying to egg some poor bone-head that hasn’t

      heard about Natalee’s story to come to Aruba.

      more bodies. Literally!

      It is in their generalll direction in which

      I am still currently doing some things,

      and sometimes I’m even more specific, AS SUCH.

      Justice 4 Nat!


    31. richard on July 1st, 2008 8:52 pm

      Ten years for murder of an Aruban bank teller … so far, NO years … no months … NOTHING … for the apparent drugging, rape, and murder (?) of an American tourist.

    32. Sasha on July 2nd, 2008 12:28 pm


      Arubans are FED UP. That’s for sure. As for the Holloway case, every single Aruban thinks that Joran is the murderer. He is very much hated here and is not welcomed here. BUT, things are very very very slow here on the island. The tourism is down. The hotel occupancy is no more than 30% (on a good week). Most of this is being blamed on the bad economy in the States and high gas prices. I do agree with that point. However, I also believe Aruba is no longer safe anymore. Going to downtown is SCARY especially at nights. Drug dealers every where, fights and guns and knives every where. For a while, we were able to hide all this horrible things from the tourist, but now it’s obvious and they see it and they talk about it. Every week, a tourist gets robbed or their rental car gets stolen or broken in to. This stuff never happened here before. But now, it’s a constant problem.

    33. molly in houston on July 21st, 2008 7:12 am

      Hey! SM! Back from Israel via Paris. Had a great time. No safety problems, like in Aruba.

      Justice 4 Natalee
      Boycott Aruba fo-e-va

      molly in houston

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