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An investigation into two homicides on St. Croix has yielded four arrests and the recovery of 10 firearms, according to St. Croix District Police Chief Sidney Elskoe.
The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested two young Crucians and charged them in a shooting that took place in Estate Paradise and left two women injured.
Three V.I. high school students have been arrested this month for having firearms in school. One was a suspect in a recent robbery and one was carrying a less-lethal pellet gun, though pellet guns can be lethal and look like handguns.
The long lag between arrests and trials in many violent crime cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.
The U.S. Virgin Islands courts and Justice Department need more resources to address a crippling backlog of cases that delays and sometimes denies justice - both for victims and for the accused.