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JOB WELL DONE VIPD! Man Arrested For Killing in Coki Point Murder in Which 2 Died


CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was taken into custody Thursday for the early morning murder of a 20-year-old man at a Coki Point beach bar in 2013.

Craig B. King of Anna’s Retreat was arrested at 9 p.m. October 1 based on an arrest warrant issued by the Superior Court for the murder of Jumore C. Lewis, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Lewis was one of two people murdered after 2 a.m. on October 14 when several people gathered at the bar at Coki Point beach got into a fight and more than one person started shooting, the VIPD said.

Akilah Godet, 35, was also killed during the melee and a 23-year-old man from the British Virgin Islands was shot in the leg – receiving a non-life-threatening wound, according to police.

King was arrested without incident Thursday, police said. He was processed and remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights Hearing. His bail was set at $200,000.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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