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St. Thomas Man Shot to Death in Estate Thomas

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.

Pine Peace Homicide Victim Linked to 2007 Murder

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.

Homicide in the Virgin Islands – Young Men Dead On the...

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.

Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op Ed: Cedric Henry Will Not Die in Vain, Part II

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.
Cedric Henry (Submitted photo)

Op-ed: Cedric Henry’s Death Will Not Be in Vain

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 R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until...

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 R.H. Amphlett Leader Justice Complex, home of the Superior Court on St. Croix. (File photo)

Trial Delays: Too Many Murders, Too Few Arrests, Too Long Until...

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.
Gov. Albert Bryan speaks at Monday's news conference. (Image captured from the V.I. Government's livestream of the press conference)

Bryan Calls for Tighter Laws in Response to Continuing Violence

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.

STX: Mutual Homes Man Shot and Killed

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.
VIPD patrol car. (Linda Morland photo)

STX Man Killed in Castle Coakley

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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