St. Croix’s Daniel Carino Who Shot Man In Front Of His Son At Garbage Dump Gets 30 Years In Prison
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given 30 years in prison by a federal judge today for attempted murder and gun crimes, authorities said.
Daniel Carino, 37, of Estate Whim, was sentenced to ten years of incarceration for possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and to a consecutive sentence of twenty years for attempted murder, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
U.S. District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis also ordered Carino to pay restitution in the amount of $51,786.00 for the victim’s medical expenses, to supervised release for five years and to pay a special assessment of $100.00.
Judge Lewis did not impose a fine. On November 15, 2016, a jury convicted Carino of the charges listed above, according to Shappert.
Evidence presented at trial established that on December 19, 2015, Carino approached the victim at the Concordia garbage bin site in Frederiksted, St. Croix.
An argument ensued during which Carino drew a firearm and shot the victim in the chest and leg.
After he was shot, the victim wrestled the firearm away from Carino who ran to his vehicle and drove away.
With the aid of his minor son, the victim drove his truck to Queen Mary Highway where he obtained assistance.
Later that evening, the victim selected Carino from a photo array while at the hospital emergency room.
Police apprehended Carino at a festival event that night.
The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews, Jr.