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Man Shot To Death In Hospital Ground … Near Where He Was Convicted Of Killing Man In 2010

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man charged with first-degree murder nearly a decade ago has been shot dead near the place where police said he shot a man to death in 2010.

Kali “Calico” Canton, 31, was “shot about the body” until dead about 11:07 p.m. on Monday in Hospital Ground, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police responded to Hospital Ground, St. Thomas after being notified of the “sound of gunfire” by the 911 Emergency Call Center, according to the VIPD.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Canton dead in the roadway in Hospital Ground, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The VIPD said it is seeking “the assistance of anyone with information regarding the death of Mr. Canton,” according to Derima.

Canton was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Jibaro “Dinero” Nibbs near the basketball court in Hospital Ground on February 15, 2010. Nibbs was also known as “Prez.”

Some 39 homicides have occurred in the territory so far this year. St. Croix has seen 22 murders and St. Thomas has suffered 17.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) at (340) 774-2211, extension 5606, or the paying anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1 (800) 222-8477.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

  1. joseph
    December 24, 2019 at 7:20 PM — Reply

    Technically Mr. Canton is not a murderer. He was initially convicted of murder; appealed the verdict; and successfully had the conviction overturned. He was later released from prison.

    Just some data I am offering which you might wish to verify.

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