death of the judge
im surprised no one is talking about the death of the judge yet. he was found hanged in his apt. in the gallows bay area the day the trial was set to begin in the shooting on christmas day 2007. specul;ation speculation speculation
my heart goes out to his family. may the lord be with you in your time of need.
All rumors but the Police Ofc Jeff Browne's murder case was supposed to start today. Apparently the murder in JFK last night was a witness in the case. Judge Deramo (sp?) was found hanging...whether it was suicide or murder is left to be seen...but it's not looking good. Bring in the FBI!
francis was a good guy,one of his aquaintences committed suicide about 3 weeks ago and he stated that he could never do that to his 2 daughters,that nothing would ever be that bad,he was supposed to show for his weekly dinner at the bombay club with friends on sunday night and he never showed and they thought it was because the trial was starting today,this was also his weekend with his daughters but because of the trial he took them last weekend,he was murdered plain and simple just like the prosecutions star witness last night at jfk,there is not a person that knew him well that believes it was suicide
i listened to the roger show this am, which i very rarely get a chance to do, and that is when i heard about the murder last night of a witness. today with the judges death????? seems very suspicious if you ask me, but who am i , i dont know everythng. if this was murder, are the people who are accused with the murder 2 years ago going to kill all involved??? WTF sick sick sick, i feel so bad for his family.
i heard ( 0f course rumors now) that there was a letter. But he could have been made to write one. And another witness shot. Another one else hear that? I think its time for the FEDS to step in. What other judge would want to handle this now. I would be scared out my wits. Most likely the very ones investigating this know more. Not all are corrupt but something is going on....
I work down town and have never heard so many police, ambulances (sp) and other gov't cars flying by. knew it had to be something bad.
Maybe now they should change the venue of this trial altogether. Send them stateside. Protect all witnesses etc.
To bad a young man had to loose his life over this. What is happening to this place?????
We need CSI Miami.
I'm not from the island yet and i'm still excited about relocating there. This just scares me. I think the judge's family and all envolved need to come stateside. contact a major television news station, the FBI. and certainly move that trial stateside also. Sounds like there is no justice system, and no protection either. This is not right, i hope they are offering these families protection. The judge and a witness within 24 hours of each other and the trial was set for today.
This is almost unbelievable--sounds more like an episode of "24." I am currently a state prosecutor in Kentucky, a retired circuit court trial judge, and a former FBI Special Agent. I know the FBI has a presence in the USVI, and it certainly seems like this is a prime case for investigation. Threats against those involved in the criminal justice system are part of the job. Happens even here in Kentucky. Has happened to me. If there was ever a time for a major FBI investigation (i.e. like what we did in Chicago many years ago) now is the time. These thugs need to be caught, and the appropriate punishment administered. My wife and I still plan on moving in 2011 to STX, but this is certainly disturbing news.
The rampant speculation is dishonorable and embarrassing. Please stop making unfounded assumptions and comparisons to TV dramas. Feel free to share concrete facts and statements from public officials. Otherwise, continue to keep his family in mind and respect Judge D'Eramo's contributions to the Virgin Islands.
Yes i agree we are all speculating. What ever happened to the judge it is still sad.
I am not happy with our police department leading the investigation. I know of a Murder in the past that was never solved.
I heard the man beating his wife earlier in the day and that night she was killed. They were called to that house several times a week, for domestic violence and when a murder was commited there, they (investigators) were at his house laughing and yucking it up at his outside bar. Had to be a pay off somewhere since the owner of the house was rich.
And to think local cops are heading this up.......thats scary.
I personally do not believe suicide (my opinion) How could they come to that conclusion so quickly??? Less then 24 hours.
Was there a letter?????