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FREDERIKSTED — A Superior Court jury took two days to deliberate but ultimately could not reach a unanimous decision in the second-degree murder trial of former Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Sgt. Ronald Hatcher. After a more than week-long trial, and nearly five years in the waiting, a seven-woman, five-man

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CRUZ BAY — A St. John man has been ordered to serve 10 years in prison for biting off part of another man’s ear while riding a ferry. A Superior Court jury convicted Emanuel Greer, 47. of Calabash Boom, of one count of mayhem 10 months ago. Virgin Islands Superior

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 54-year-old St. Thomas woman who admitted to slashing a tire on a neighbor’s car in 2016 was identified by police as the victim of the hit-and-run driver on Tuesday. Mary Rivera of Estate Wintberg was sentenced to one year in prison in February 2017 after she admitted

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SHOT TO DEATH: Juan Carlos Ilarraza, 26, of St. Croix ORLANDO — Police are still looking for answers as to why a former St. Croix resident who was wanted for murder here was shot to death earlier this year in Orange County, Fla. About 3:20 a.m. on April 8, deputies

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX: Andre Auguste of Frederiksted. Auguste is 27 years old. CHRISTIANSTED — Two men have been arrested in the murder of Dean Schneider in the kitchen of a Ruby M. Rouss Housing Complex unit downtown this summer. According to police, detectives have arrested K’Shawn Hughes, 20, of

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FREDERIKSTED — The bumbling, stumbling lazy Keystone Kops who make up the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) admit that they can’t find two men on this 84-square-mile island. The first person wanted on criminal charges is Malachai Francis, who is wanted in a domestic violence case for second-degree assault, unofficial

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Former RE/MAX broker Rosemary Sauter-Frett, accused of embezzling millions of dollars from real estate clients in the early 2000’s, has been taken into local custody over security concerns, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Sauter-Frett has been incarcerated since late September and is one of two

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I’LL DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE … BUT I WON’T DO THAT! Tasha Matthews, 33, was arrested for attempted murder on St. Croix on Friday for a stabbing incident that took place in May. FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman who works as a “night nurse” was arrested Friday on attempted

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was given 15 years in prison in Superior Court for trying to kill his wife, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Cecil Rouse, 66, of Anna’s Retreat, shot his wife in the abdomen on May 11, 2012. Rouse was convicted on charges

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ARRESTED: Akeem Javois of Mon Bijou FREDERIKSTED — Police said that a Mon Bijou man has been arrested on rape charges in St. Croix on Wednesday. Akeem Javois, 18, was arrested about 7:30 p.m. on July 26, 2017 and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department

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