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Kennedy Man Arrested In November Murder of Jeremie Ed St. Rose: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — Police arrested an Estate Richmond man this morning and charged him with the murder of a St. Croix man last month.

Augustus A. “Gus” Martin, 19, of John F. Kennedy Terrace was arrested about 10:45 a.m. today and charged with first-degree murder, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Martin was arrested on a Superior Court bench warrant in connection to the homicide of Jeremie Ed St. Rose on November 10, according to the VIPD.

MURDERED: Jeremie Ed St. Rose

Bail for Martin was set at $1,000,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

Martin said on social media that he resides in Miami Gardens, Florida. He said he attended St. Croix Central High School in Kingshill.

This case is currently under active investigation.

If anyone has any information on this matter, please call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477.

ARRESTED: Augustus A. Martin on St. Croix. PHOTO: Facebook
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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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