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Adrian Martinez Jr, Convicted Sex Offender And Accused Of A Shooting in 2015, Was The St. Croix Man Shot To Death In Sion Farm on Thursday

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CHRISTIANSTED — The St. Croix man who was shot to death in Sion Farm six days ago was a convicted sex offender in Florida, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.

Adrian Martinez, Jr., 32, was gunned down near the old Island Dairies facility on St. Croix about 8:47 p.m. on Thursday.

Martinez is a registered sex offender convicted in November 2011 for lewd or lascivious battery for engaging in sexual activity with a 12 to 15-year-old child, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

In 2015, Martinez was arrested for shooting at a vehicle after a fight in a housing project, according to published reports.

Two people, Brison Isaac, 21, and Dwight Green, 40, were shot to death in Estate Thomas, St. Thomas on Saturday.

The murders of Martinez, Isaac and Green were the 47th, 48th and 49th homicides of the year, two short of the 2016 total.

There have been 27 murders on St. Thomas this year; 22 murders on St. Croix.

The Virgin Islands Police Department released the information on Sunday, but VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte did not release the news to the V.I. Free Press.

 

 

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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