The minister responsible for prison, Carvin Malone has confirmed Nickail Chambers as the inmate who died from stab wounds during an incident at the Her Majesty’s Prison around 6:30 pm on Sunday, May 30.
Chambers was among a total of four prisoners stabbed during what Malone said was a “violent altercation among several persons incarcerated” at the facility.
“Three of the four inmates sustained serious stab wounds and were taken to the Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital for urgent medical treatment … Chambers subsequently died in hospital,” Malone said in an official statement 11:21 pm on Sunday.
“I have been informed by the Acting Superintendent of Prisons, Mr Royston Percival that all prisoners have been confined to their cells while the matter is being investigated by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, and one inmate has been formally charged in relation to this matter,” the minister said while extending condolences to the family of the deceased.
Chambers, a Jamaican, was serving time at the prison for his one-man role in the attempted murder of his former schoolmate back in 2017.
It was in July 2019 that he was sentenced to 11 years and three months for ‘use of firearm with intent to endanger life’ and 10 years for the murder attempt.
At the time, the court ruled for his sentences to run concurrently; which would have seen him spend no more than 11 years and three months incarcerated.
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