View Full Version : Rodlyn Petitbois Kidnapped Louna Eveillard and Their Four Kids
July 30th, 2008, 12:42 PM
BOSTON (WBZ) ― An Amber Alert has been issued for four children who were allegedly abducted with their mother from a murder scene in Lynn Wednesday. State Police say they are believed to be in danger.
The children, all ages 3 and younger, were last seen at 1 a.m. in the area of 99 High Rock Street in Lynn. Police are also investigating a fatal stabbing of a woman at that home.
The father of the children, Rodlyn Petitbois, 25, is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder.
State Police say he abducted Louna Eveillard, 26, and their four children shortly after the attack.
"We believe she was not a willing participant," State Trooper Eric Benson told WBZ.
The children are identified as Ryan Petitbois, a black male, age 3; Lyndsey Petitbois, a black female, age 2; Lauren Petitbois, a black female, age 1; and Roddick Petitbois, a black male, age 11 months.
Rodlyn Petitbois is black with black hair worn in cornrows and/or dreadlocks. When last seen he had a beard. Police say he is potentially armed and is considered dangerous. Authorities urge the public not to approach him if he is seen, but rather, to call police immediately with his location.
Eveillard is black with a slender build and short hair. She speaks broken English and is of Haitian descent. She also is believed to have a significant fresh injury to one of her hands and may be in need of medical attention or wearing a bandage around one of her hands.
Police say they are looking for a 1992 White Buick Roadmaster sedan with Massachusetts license plates 91E W79.
July 30th, 2008, 01:49 PM
Damn site keeps eating my posts.
I just drove into Boston and fantasized along the way about spotting the car.
As I pulled into my parking spot, the radio offered this update:
The Lynn Police have located the white Buick. They have it in hand. But NOT the occupants. They believe the mother and children to be in imminent danger.
So cancel the search for the car. But we need to find this family!
July 30th, 2008, 08:10 PM
They found them!! Rodlyn was arrested on a Brooklyn street today, and the family found safe in a nearby apt. Now he'll be charged with murder, but at least the kids are all right.
July 30th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Police say a man accused of killing a woman in a Massachusetts apartment did not abduct his four children and their mother when he fled with them to New York City.
Throughout the day, police believed Petitbois kidnapped his family, but later New York City police said last night it appears the woman and children were not held against their will.
August 1st, 2008, 04:00 PM
Mom helped hide Rodlyn Petitbois, claim police.
August 2nd, 2008, 06:36 AM
Mary Gianakis, director of Framingham-based Voices Against Violence, said it's not unusual for victims of domestic violence to act in contradictory ways. They may not be trying to protect their assailants, but themselves.
"The message is very clear to her: To do anything other than appear to support him would result in escalated violence against her," Gianakis said.
She thought he would get out of a murder rap and come after her? Even if he got bailed, does she not know how to get sheltered?
April 28th, 2010, 10:46 AM
Jurors on Tuesday found Rodlyn Petitbois guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2008 fatal stabbing of a fellow Haitian who was harboring his family in her High Rock Street apartment. The jury deliberated for three and a half hours.
Petitbois, 27, formerly of 15 Whittier St., went on trial eight days ago in Salem Superior Court, charged with the first-degree premeditated murder of 33-year-old Greenland Etienne, who prosecutors maintained was deliberately stabbed in the eye with a 12-inch serrated knife at her home at 991/2 High Rock St. in the early morning hours of July 30, 2008.
Petitbois also was charged with eight other assault charges involving individuals present in the apartment during the homicide, as well as other incidents relating to his common-law-wife, 28-year-old Louna Eveillard.
They found Petitbois guilty of a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, as well as the lesser offense of assault and battery on Eveillard and assault and battery and assault with a dangerous weapon on a male witness, Sabinio St. Preux. They found him innocent on the five remaining assault charges.
A conviction on a manslaughter charge carries up to 20 years in state prison.
During closing summation, Assistant District Attorney Kate B. MacDougall asked the jury to "consider all the evidence" and find him guilty of first-degree murder.
"Greenland Etienne was going to call police," she said. "He stabbed the knife into her eyeball, six inches into her brain. He knew exactly what he was doing. He meant to kill her and he did."
MacDougall questioned Petitbois' version of the events, saying, "He lied." She also maintained that Petitbois controlled Eveillard and physically abused her continually during their relationship.
"Did you doubt how scared she was of him to be beaten, stabbed and kicked by him," MacDougall said, adding it was an "everyday occurrence," as she referred to Eveillard's testimony at the beginning of the trial.
Petitbois, who testified in his own defense, acknowledged he stabbed Etienne but said she got in the way of a knife fight between him and St. Preux as they were swinging knives at each other.
Petitbois also denied twice slashing Eveillard, who was pregnant at the time with their fifth child, on her left hand, saying he did not know when she got injured.
St. Preux, 25, now living in New York, testified to a different version of events that day, saying that Petitbois and Eveillard were in the kitchen and Petitbois was trying to convince her to move back with him and their four children. When she refused, St. Preux said Petitbois grabbed a knife and began threatening her with it. She covered her face while seated on the kitchen floor and was slashed.
St. Preux said he was going to call police, but then Etienne exited the bathroom and said she was going to instead, and Petitbois went toward her and fatally stabbed her in the right eye.
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