VIPD: St. Thomas’ Robert ‘Herbie’ Moore Allegedly Admits To Stabbing Man In May Who Eventually Died In June
ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER: Robert “Herbie” Moore
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police have arrested and charged a St. Thomas man with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on Guttets Gade two months ago.
Robert “Herbie” Moore, 53, of Scott Free, was arrested at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder and related charges, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.
No bail was set and Moore was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections.
Police said that Moore is accused of stabbing 50-year-old Ronald Kern of Estate Bellevue about 1:50 p.m. on May 17 and that Kern died on June 9 from the injuries he sustained that day.
Kern told police that he was arguing with a woman he didn’t know when Moore came up to him and stabbed him near Back Street by the gut on Guttets Gade.
Detectives made contact with Kern at Schneider Regional Medical Center who was admitted with puncture wounds to his chest area, police said.
On June 9, Ronald Kern succumbed to his injuries at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, and the assault case was upgraded to a homicide.
On July 18, police detectives from the Major Crime Unit contacted Moore near General Gade.
Moore was transported to the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) where he allegedly admitted to stabbing Kern, but claimed that the stabbing was an act of self-defense.
Moore was then arrested and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and third-degree assault.