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Accused Blitz Nightclub Murderer Carlos Norman Extradited Back To V.I. To Face Charges


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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On February 15, 2017, Carlos Norman was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder.  Carlos Norman, who was serving a sentence in a North Carolina Federal Correctional Institute on unrelated charges, was extradited back to St. Thomas based on an outstanding warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

The warrant was issued by the Superior Court for Carlos Norman and other individuals for the shooting and killing of 22 year old Shacoi Benjamin on October 19, 2014 just outside of the former Blitz Night Club.

Carlos Norman waived extradition and will be detained pending his Advise of Rights hearing for charges of First Degree Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Fireman, Reckless Endangerment, 1st Degree Assault, and Aiding and Abetting.

Norman is the third man who was wanted in connection with the shooting death of Shacoi Benjamin.

He was  serving a 30-month sentence for an illegal weapons charge at Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, N.C., according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website.

As reported in the territory exclusively by the Virgin Islands Free Press on November 30, 2016 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 of 22-year-old Shacoi Benjamin just outside the former Blitz Night Club on October 19, 2014.

Treson Stephens, 25 of Bergs Home was extradited from the state of Tennessee after he was detained by Tennessee Police. Treson Stephens waived extradition and was brought back to St. Thomas to face charges of Murder in the 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Reckless Endangerment, and Aiding and Abetting. Treson Stephens is being held pending his Initial Hearing.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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