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23-Year-Old Man Arrested In Killing of 42-Year-Old Texas Woman Near Jala Jala

Mug Shot (2) - Jibri Roberts
ARRESTED: Jibri Roberts

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested this morning for the murder of Rajkumarie Hendrickson at the Jala Jala Nightclub in October, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Jibri Roberts of Bonne Esperance was arrested at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 42-year-old Texas native’s death on October 24.

At roughly 4:15a.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2015, the 911 Emergency Call Center notified officers that shots had been fired in the area of the Jala Jala Club located on Kronprindsens Gade.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered an unresponsive female who had sustained numerous gunshot injuries about the body.

According to the preliminary investigation, Hendrickson had been speaking with two men when someone they didn’t know in a Jeep drove up to them and began firing shots in their direction.

Hendrickson was shot where she was standing and never recovered from the shooting.

Roberts is charged with first-degree Murder, second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree Assault, four counts of use of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence and reckless endangerment.

Bail for Roberts was set at $1 million. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

Rakjamarie Hendrickson
Rajkumarie Hendrickson of Texas

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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.


  1. joseph hendrickson
    June 19, 2016 at 7:37 PM — Reply

    this picture is not Rajkumarie Hendrickson. Please remove it. Why don’t you do a story obout how that ass only got 4 or 5 months for having a illagle gun then got out and killed rajkumarie.

    • joseph hendrickson
      July 11, 2016 at 7:26 PM — Reply

      Thank you for changing the picture. The above picture is Rajkumarie

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