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PHILADELPHIA — The federal appeals court in Philadelphia will soon begin posting video recordings of oral arguments on the court’s website — a decision that directly affects the territory, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Chief Judge D. Brooks Smith of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said

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IN CUSTODY: MICHAEL ORTIZ FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man wanted for the rape of of his own 14-year-old daughter turned himself into police without incident early Christmas Eve morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On December 24, 2016 about 2:30 a.m, Michael Ortiz, 30, turned himself

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TOO SMUG?: Wanted accused murderer Treson Stephens CHARLOTTE AMALIE — As reported in the territory exclusively by the Virgin Islands Free Press on November 30, Treson Stephens was arrested on a warrant issued by the Superior Court. Treson Stephens was identified as the third individual involved in the fatal shooting

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    IN CUSTODY: Ameade Williams FREDERIKSTED — A 21-year-old St. Croix man wanted on multiple charges by police turned himself in to authorities here on Friday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). On October 22, 2016, Ameade Williams was arrested on an outstanding warrant   issued by a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A woman who admitted to beating and severely wounding a young girl has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. LaToya Nicole Smith, who pleaded guilty to third-degree assault stemming from an Aug. 2, 2012 fight during which the victim was slashed about the body with a broken

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SEX OFFENDER: Daniel Eric Cove CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two men who are wanted in connection with failure to comply with the registration requirements for sex offenders. “The frequency of the registration is determined by the tier assigned to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay granted a motion from Attorney General Claude Earl Walker to increase the bail amount for K’Moi Corraspe. Corraspe, 22, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized use of a firearm during the commission of

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MARRIED IN ST. KITTS: Joe Hendrickson (right) with his wife Rajkumarie. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The chief judge of the Superior Court is in the hot seat today after the Texas husband of a murdered woman lambasted him for giving a convicted murderer only a 20-year sentence. Joe Hendrickson, who married

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ARRESTED AFTER 11 YEARS: Vivian Stuart CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston granted bail to a 58-year-old St. Thomas woman who is accused of killing her husband a little more than 11 years ago. Vivian Stuart of Heritage Hill Condominiums made her initial court appearance before Judge

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NOT SO JALA JALA NOW: Jibri Roberts CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas man who pleaded guilty to a murder in October 2015, was sentenced today to 20 years in prison by V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston. Jibri K. Roberts of Bonne Esperance was initially charged with 20

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