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Police Arrest Two St. Croix Men In Connection With Fatal Shooting At Cane Bay in 2013


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FREDERIKSTED — Police arrested two St. Croix men as part of a cold case murder investigation dating back to 2013.

Shoy Nixon, 30, and Lester Roberts, 29, were arrested between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Wednesday on an arrest warrant issued by a Superior Court Magistrate of the Virgin Islands and charged with first-degree murder, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

The two men were arrested in connection with the shooting of Leodel Astathon Isles who was 30 at the time of his death which occurred on September 29, 2013 near Eat at Cane Bay Restaurant on St. Croix, according to the VIPD.

The bail was set at $500.000.00 for Nixon and Robert and they were remanded to the Golden Grove Correctional Facility pending advised of rights hearing.

The Virgin Islands Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau thanks the community for their never ending support bringing these cases to closure for the victims family and asking the community to call (340) 778-2211, Crime Stoppers USVI 1-(800)-222-8477 or 911 if you have information leading to an arrest.

Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. said that he congratulated the Officers, Detectives and the Cold Case Unit for their persistence, and said he will continue to provide the necessary resources to the various agencies in the department to combat crime in the territory.


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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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