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A St. Thomas man was shot and killed early Wednesday, the V.I. Police Department reported. According to police next of kin identified the victim as 25-year-old Mikal Dore.
Police on Wednesday identified the man found dead in a St. John recreational park as the man found guilty in a high-profile killing in 2007. A spokesperson for VIPD said the body found near the Pine Peace Basketball Court was Jahlil Ward, 32.
The average murder victim in the USVI is a 27-year-old man found dead in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. A Source study shows revenge killings drive the territory's troubling murder count.
On Tuesday night, four days after we got the news of Cedric’s senseless death, I mustered all my courage and made my way, with victim advocate Desiree Ritter Lambertis, up the narrow, car-lined, twisting roads of a St. Thomas neighborhood I had never visited.
I had only known Cedric Henry for about a year, but I loved him. There are so many things to love and admire about this tall, handsome, soft spoken young man. Henry embodied the great hope we all have that we can get past our unremarkable beginnings and achieve respect and trust.
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.
The V.I. Police Department will will step up enforcement of all laws big and small in an effort to curb violence in the territory, and Gov. Albert Bryan urged changes to permitting rules, passage of a loitering laws and stricter bail rules.
A 20-year-old St. Croix man was shot and killed Saturday evening at the Mutual Homes housing community, the V.I. Police reported. The victim was identified as Taheem "Debo" Samuel.
A 28-year-old St. Croix man was shot and killed Sunday evening in Estate Castle Coakley, the V.I. Police Department reported. The victim was identified by next of kin as Rabbhi D. Mouqette. It was the 13th homicide on St. Croix since the beginning of the year, the 22nd in the territory.
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