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Prison inmate slapped with murder charge this week

His Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut.

An inmate at His Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut was charged this week with the April 2023 murder of Long Look resident, Kemo Lettsome.

Lettsome was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting while at a family gathering near the Stickett in Long Look.

Following an investigation, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) charged Andraes Norford, a current inmate at His Majesty’s Prison, with murder. He was charged on Monday, July 8, joining his co-accused, 32-year-old Vernon Bernard of Manuel Reef, and 28-year-old Jelani Marquis of Hannah’s Estate, both of whom were charged with Lettsome’s murder on April 24, 2024.

The RVIPF stated that the investigation is still ongoing and assures the public that every effort is being made to gather all necessary evidence.

“We will continue to provide updates as they become available while respecting the investigation’s integrity,” the police said in a media release on Wednesday.

In the meantime, Acting Commissioner of Police Jacqueline Vanterpool has commended the diligent efforts of the officers involved and expressed gratitude for their dedication to ensuring public safety.

Anyone with additional information about this homicide is urged to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-8477 (TIPS) or the RVIPF Intelligence Department at 368-9339.


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  1. cyclops says:

    If he was already in prison how did he manage to murder someone who was not in prison.

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    • Not really says:

      You can be charged with a crime once you played a role in the crime. In this case, even if he was not the person who pulled trigger, he can be charged on the basis of joint enterprise, or conspiracy. Sometimes the person who pulls the trigger was simply pointed in the right/wrong direction by someone else. The “someone else” is just as guilty, if you can prove it.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    What anidiot.

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