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speee1dy
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March 22, 2015 10:09 pm  

there was another machete attack today, this time in the christiansted cemetery. and again it was by a mentally unstable person.

a man was visiting his wife's grave when he was attacked, presumable for his clothes as he took those after


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March 23, 2015 12:29 am  

I believe that's the 4th reported machete attack in less than two months:

February. 6, 2015
Police on St. Thomas have arrested the woman who allegedly attacked her ex-boyfriend with a machete last Friday and the man that aided her, VIPD Public Information Officer Kevin Jackson has announced. Anika Daniel, 28, of Temple Street along with Jules Illingsworth, 46, of Estate Thomas, who aided Daniel in her attack, were arrested and charged with assault after being positively identified as the perpetrators by the victim and witnesses.

February 28, 2015
Carlos Steele, Jr. of #1 Estate Sion Farm was arrested at 7:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree assault after he assaulted another man with a hatchet in the vicinity of the Sion Farm Gas Station. Unable to post bail set at $75,000, he was remanded to the Golden Grove Correctional Facility pending an advise-of-rights hearing.

February 28, 2015
Burton Massiah of #100 Humbug was arrested at 6:12 p.m. and charged with third-degree assault after he drew a machete on a police officer and attempted to strike the officer in the area of #1 & 2 Eastern Suburb Christiansted. Unable to post bail set at $25,000, he was remanded to the Golden Grove Correctional Facility pending an advise-of-rights hearing.

March 22, 2015
Attack in Christiansted cemetery. No official report yet.


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March 23, 2015 12:50 am  

viconsortium.com has a report on the incident.


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March 23, 2015 1:10 am  

Thanks, nohstx. Here is a link to the story:
http://viconsortium.com/featured/80-year-old-man-visiting-deceased-wife-murdered-at-cemetery/

Very sad and disturbing.


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March 23, 2015 1:32 am  

I missed the machete incident #5:

Feb. 18
Kenson Jolly, 25, of Estate Pastory Gardens, St. John, was arrested on first degree assault, third degree assault, mayhem, and possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime in connection with the machete stabbing of Rupert Walters on the night of Feb. 18, VIPD Public Information Officer Kevin Jackson has announced. According to Jackson, officers were dispatched to Cruz Bay at 9:21 the night of the incident with a report of a stabbing incident. The suspect was described as having been a black male wearing black clothing and carrying a machete. Officers discovered the stabbing victim bleeding from multiple stab wounds and just minutes after searching the surrounding area, encountered a bloodied Jolly, who matched the description of the suspect.


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March 23, 2015 10:07 am  

I believe that's the 4th reported machete attack in less than two months:

It's not in the least bit unusual and, island-wide, it wouldn't surprise me if machetes were used in probably well over 100 attacks every year. The machete is a common tool in most homes.


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March 23, 2015 10:40 am  

interesting that at least 2 of those were by mentally ill individuals.

Wonderer, i did not realize there had been so many in such a short time period


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March 23, 2015 9:50 pm  

next they will want to register or ban Machetes 😀


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March 24, 2015 12:01 am  

Thanks, nohstx. Here is a link to the story:
http://viconsortium.com/featured/80-year-old-man-visiting-deceased-wife-murdered-at-cemetery/

Very sad and disturbing.

Indeed! Condolences to the gentleman's family.
How very tragic.


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March 24, 2015 10:11 am  

Don't forget the TSA agent who was attacked by a machete. Know it wasn't in the VI but stil goes to show when a gun can't be purchased another weapon can be.
Never did like the look of those things.


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speee1dy
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March 24, 2015 10:44 am  

so correct dixie. the whole gun banning people want to do, the majority of crimes committed with guns are illegally purchased guns so how would banning law abiding citizens from gun ownership solve anything?


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March 24, 2015 11:05 am  

The Daily News article reporting on information obtained through the VIPD doesn't mention a machete, only mentions a nearby piece of plywood. Nor did the assailant have a machete in his possession when apprehended.

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/homeless-mentally-ill-man-held-in-deadly-cemetery-attack-1.1852079


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March 24, 2015 11:12 am  

Years ago, I was having a new fellow do some yard work for me.
We were chatting on the lawn, my dog, Bear, at my side and the guy reached down to pick up his machete. Bear didn't like that. He didn't stop snarling and growling and wasn't happy until the fellow dropped the machete and backed away from me. He was extremely protective.

Another time, I was driving with Bear in passenger seat and as I stopped at an intersection, a guy approached my driver side window.
Bear lunged at him across my lap, face out the window, much to both my and the fellow's surprise. The poor guy was just coming up, asking for a ride. He didn't want one after meeting Bear. Bear got extra treats when we got home.

Bear was a rescue dog from the Humane Society and one of the
most interesting, intelligent, personable and protective pups I've
ever had.

Sorry to get off track, here.


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March 24, 2015 12:19 pm  

The Daily News article reporting on information obtained through the VIPD doesn't mention a machete, only mentions a nearby piece of plywood. Nor did the assailant have a machete in his possession when apprehended.

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/homeless-mentally-ill-man-held-in-deadly-cemetery-attack-1.1852079

Yes, the viconsortium did report it differently, saying that the weapon was a machete:
http://viconsortium.com/featured/80-year-old-man-visiting-deceased-wife-murdered-at-cemetery/


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March 24, 2015 3:36 pm  

The justice system killed this poor man.

The article in the VI Daily News provides a list of arrests and convictions for the suspect dating back to 2008. In 2010 he was convicted and sentenced to 5 years supervised probation. And arrested again in 2012, and 2013, in both cases including assault charges. He should have been still been behind bars, and if mentally disturbed receiving appropriate treatment, not out on supervised probation. Seems obvious given the criminal history that this was a disturbed individual that could not function in society.


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