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MOOT COURT COMPETITION: The questions and answers are moot (debatable) for the future attorneys who participated in the 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot Court Competition sponsored by the Virgin Islands Bar Association, Westlaw and Viya. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The 23rd Annual Virgin Islands High School Appellate Moot

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ARRESTED: Eddie Benitez Jr. FREDERIKSTED — A 35-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on a bench warrant charging him with rape-related charges, according to police. Police said that Eddie Benitez, Jr. , 35, was arrested at 6:49 p.m. on Thursday on a charge of first-degree unlawful sexual contact based on

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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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LITTLE BOY BLEW: Andres Carmona-Ortiz CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A man who raped a 13-year-old child a little more than a year ago has been sentenced to only 13 years behind bars. In accordance with a plea agreement offered by Attorney General Claude Earl Walker, V.I. Superior Court Judge James ‘Lewis’

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SLEEPY-EYED EVEN UNDER SIEGE: Delroy Richards Sr. FREDERIKSTED — Smarting from being wrongly implicated in a 50-pound federal cocaine distribution case at the St. Thomas airport, the Mapp-Potter administration ordered septuagenarian Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. to “round up the usual suspects” this weekend. “A collaborative effort between the Virgin

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NO SPEEDY TRIAL FOR: Tahira Charles CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Tahira Charles has pleaded not guilty to murder and related charges. The 32-year-old Bovoni man appeared before V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston on Thursday morning for his arraignment hearing to formally answer to the five charges he faces in connection

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Kmart at Tutu Park Mall in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston sentenced Nicaise Steele to a one-year suspended sentence for wounding Wendell Nibbs, Jr. with a box cutter. Steele, 47, was charged with third-degree assault, using a dangerous weapon and disturbance of the peace

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 52-year-old father of four learned of his fate today for fatally wounding another man with a rock, over a cigarette lighter. Having pleading guilty to smashing in Ellmeade Daniel’s head with a rock and killing him, Mario E. Brown appeared before V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael Dunston

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old woman accused of beating and severely injuring a young girl has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Latoya Nicole Smith pleaded guilty Thursday morning to third-degree assault, admitting she beat and severely injured the girl using a broken glass bottle. Smith was charged with nine

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