V.I. Parole Board Grants Release To 11 Inmates, Some Convicted Of Murder

V.I. Parole Board Grants Release To 11 Inmates, Some Convicted Of Murder

KINGSHILL — Eleven out of 15 inmates considered for release last week have been granted parole, including prisoners convicted of murder, manslaughter, and other violent crimes, the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections said.

The Virgin Islands Parole Board determined that four inmates should not be granted parole at this time. The four are: Winston Carter, convicted of first-degree assault; Jermall Evans, convicted of first-degree robbery; Rusiel Encarnacion, convicted of third-degree robbery and Jahzeel Fenton, convicted of first-degree assault-domestic violence.

The parole board approved these eleven inmates for release:

Adany Browne, convicted of discharging of a firearm in a public place; Jahni Hamilton, convicted of voluntary manslaughter, first-degree assault
and possession of a dangerous weapon; Ramon Mateo III, convicted of first-degree assault; Angel Medina, convicted of a parole violation; Bruno Montoute, convicted of second-degree murder; Errol Nelson, convicted of unauthorized possession of a weapon; Carmen O’Neil, convicted of involuntary manslaughter; Claudio Ponce, convicted of grand larceny; Mohammed Salem, convicted of third-degree assault-domestic violence; Tyrone Thomas, convicted of first-degree assault and Katheryn Wenger, convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.