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Major Crime Unit Arrest Suspect In The Back Street Fatal Stabbing

April 02, 2019

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI - On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at approximately 4:45 am, the Major Crime Unit was dispatched to the area of the gut on Back Street about a Homicide.

Upon arrival, units observed an unresponsive black male lying on the ground with what appeared to be blood on his abdomen. Emergency Medical Technicians were on the scene and determined that the male did not have any vital signs.

The male appeared to have sustained stab wounds to his abdomen.

The deceased, an adult black male. Identification is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Renique Francis, 22 years old, was identified as the suspect and was placed under arrest and charged with Murder in the First Degree.

Renique Francis
Renique Francis

No bail was set.

Francis was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Detention Center pending advice of rights hearing.

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