A history of Domestic Violence

There are few details being given about the murder. Most of what we know are the results.

Rogerlyna "Lyna" Jones, 23, was fatally shot in the chest. Erica Anderson, 35, and her daughter, Octavia Anderson, 20, have had surgery after also being shot in the chest and they are in critical condition. 

Police say this was the result of a domestic dispute. They say they have a suspect, Durante "DeBo" Best, 33. Best was the boyfriend of Erica Anderson.

"Lyna" and Octavia Anderson shared an apartment along with another roommate, Keya Martin.

Best remains at large, but there is an arrest warrant out for him. And bond has already been set- $2 million. Best is said to have a criminal history which includes charges of domestic violence. He is currently on probation for third-degree assault and sale of hallucinogens convictions in 2004. In 2000, he was convicted of possession of a controlled substance and received a suspended sentence. In 2001 he was convicted of 3 rd degree assault and unlawful restraint and was sentenced to 1 year in prison. He is due in court this Monday for motor vehicle charges.



One 'domestic dispute'. One dead, two critically injured. Oh and guess what? He has a prior history of domestic violence.  A 'couple's problem' can and does have far reaching effects in the community.

Best failed. He failed in the relationship, and as of this writing he has failed to kill his girlfriend. Yet he will still be facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

Somewhere out their a family is grieving over the loss of their loved one, and through their grief they will be trying to make funeral arrangements.

If she lives, his girlfriend will get on with her life with bad memories and scars. If her mother lives, again scars and bad memories.

I wonder if Best will get much time in prison this time? 



  1. bingskee said,

    May 6, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    i hope he stays there til he dies.

  2. May 6, 2006 at 3:38 pm

    My guess would be that that may be a possibility this time.

  3. maria "pitu" caban said,

    June 16, 2009 at 12:54 am

    our family has grieved.our family has sufferd but we stan together for love.We loved lina n we miss her every day.while he rotts in jail,but we still feel pain.

  4. Anrae 'SHAFT' Godley-Cooper said,

    October 24, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Durante Best is a punk, its about time the courts stop letting him snitch his way out of doing time, Its just sad someone had to lose their life, Durante and his crew are know good, and they know who they are, May Lina REST-IN-PEACE and May God Bless her family!

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