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Two more charged in connection to robbery-homicide! 7 now implicated

An additional two males have been charged in connection to the robbery that resulted in the death of Catherine Pickering on April 18.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) yesterday charged 20-year-old K’Shoy Alexander of the Valley and 18-year-old Richard Haripersad of Purcell Estate with possession of a prohibited weapon.

“An operation carried out by officers of the Armed Response Unit and the Major Incident Team yesterday morning resulted in their arrests. Both Alexander and Haripersad were granted bail in the sum of $10,000 to appear before the Magistrate’s Court” the RVIPF said in a statement Wednesday afternoon, May 5.

Their arrest brings the total number of persons charged in connection to the robbery-homicide to seven.

The other accused offenders

Last Wednesday, 22-year-old Akeem Hopkinson and 28-year-old Shameek Grant were both charged with murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The two men — both of whom are residents of Zion Hill — are also jointly charged with 24-year-old Shemar Richardson who is accused of feeding inside information to the perpetrators who executed the crime.

All three appeared before the Magistrate’s Court and were remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

The women

The other persons implicated are females — 18-year-old Teffiny Smith of Zion Hill and 20-year-old Tyann Smith Freshwater Pond who are both charged with aiding offenders in the incident.

According to allegations from the Director of Public Prosecutions Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit, footage from a digital video recorder inside Hopkinson’s apartment shows two females removing a bag containing what police believe to be the murder weapon — an AK47 assault rifle.

The women later returned to the apartment without a weapon and it has not been recovered to date.

Both females were granted bail until their appearances before the Magistrate’s Court on May 6.

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  1. Gateman says:

    One of those.two is the.shooter

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    • Clown says:

      You can’t read what them get charge for or you just slow?

    • Free dem man says:

      None of them two is the shooter.. only thing they were seen at the apartment hanging out!

      Tall boy who always put he tongue out he head, like he dead…., yea he is the shooter!

      Tall boy impulsive and really a scared little boy. He ain’t no militant, just a coward hiding in the dark.

    • To Gateman says:

      I’ve seen you commenting on more than one news site and is pure monkeyp!$$ you does be chatting

      • Gateman says:

        It might be so to you.but being from the streets and having common sense I not.trying to be friends with no one but have my opinion and you have yours.facts

      • @Clown & To Gateman says:

        You all slow or you all acting slow? Read between the lines (roll eyes).

    • Daffy Duck says:

      7 now? Wow, how was that money going to share equally?

  2. BigBoxOfCornflakes says:

    Real life movie. This is one for the books.

  3. Rubber Duck says:

    So they are keeping an illegal weapon and they get bail?

    No wonder the criminals are laughing at us.

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  4. Hmmm says:

    You would have thought the demons got over a million dollars with how many of them involved in the innocent victim’s life SMH…ALL of them f’ed themselves up for less than 4k

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  5. Kos says:

    This man pay he rent and get a renty and everybody else get jail time and crumbs lol

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  6. AHA says:

    And the number keeps growing Parents please don’t let your children steal your joy

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  7. @ we fran haa says:

    As long as it’s not an ilunman it’s alright / we will settle it our way

  8. Streets says:

    Nah man. All this over $3000. C’mon guys. Work Hard Play Hard.

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  10. Yep says:

    Now them two goin to sart ratout on more again so u will not hear the end of this grama

  11. Fo tru says:

    BVI love

  12. Be VI says:

    Where is the ppl that like to say deport them ?

  13. yes yes says:

    deport them to salt island😀😀😀😀😀

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