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Ex-Convict Royden Sebastian charged for murder of George Burrows

October 14th, 2020 | Tags: Royden Sebastian murder charged George Burrows RVIPF
Royden Sebastian, 37, of Free Bottom, has been charged for the murder of George Burrows. Photo: Team of Reporters
George Burrows, 54, was killed at his Purcell Estate, Tortola, home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. He was reportedly shot in the head while in his bedroom. Photo: Facebook
George Burrows, 54, was killed at his Purcell Estate, Tortola, home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. He was reportedly shot in the head while in his bedroom. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported it has charged one person in relation to the murder of George Burrows.

Burrows, 54, was killed at his Purcell Estate, Tortola, home on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. He was reportedly shot in the head while in his bedroom.

"The Major Crime Team charged one man, Royden Sebastian, for the murder of George Burrows," the RVIPF said in a press release today, October 14, 2020.

It said Sebastian, 37, of Free Bottom was taken into custody yesterday afternoon, October 13, 2020, by the team, questioned and subsequently charged.

"Investigations are ongoing in this matter," police said.

Sebastien was sentenced in the High Court on March 20, 2013 for his involvement in the 2010 First Bank Robbery. He had pleaded guilty on March 5, 2013.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

66 Responses to “Ex-Convict Royden Sebastian charged for murder of George Burrows”

  • Local Boy (14/10/2020, 17:29) Like (62) Dislike (0) Reply
    That jackass just come from balo. Now he going back. This time i hope he stay up they forever.
    • NezRez (14/10/2020, 18:08) Like (36) Dislike (4) Reply
      I hope he gets LIFE in prison for taking a life. I actually wish they had a death sentence here. He would be so deserving of it.
      • vex (15/10/2020, 08:40) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
        I would be in full support of a public whipping by community members before sending him off. Put a mask on them and accept volunteers. Same way he put his mask on let the situation be reversed.

        You cant get off early for a whipping give them scars. Capital punishment AND time for murder & robberies. Prison alone is a joke for justice in respect to murders, armed robberies and forceful sexual offenses. Allow the victims & families & community to make the person feel a fraction of the pain they caused.

        They go up the jail to kick back their feet mingle with other prisoners as a bad man. Prisoners respect them and they are on track to be released early.

        The victim had children and persons had nothing but good words for him. It is so sick this type gets out early. Capital punishment AND time for armed robberies & murder. I shed tears for a victim I never knew.

  • BS! (14/10/2020, 17:42) Like (113) Dislike (1) Reply
    Struggling with the math - sentenced to 20 years in 2013 and free to murder a man in 2020.
    Something wrong here. Time off for good behaviour? Strupes!!!
    • confused (14/10/2020, 18:09) Like (42) Dislike (0) Reply
      I trying to to the math too
    • Shut up BS (14/10/2020, 18:22) Like (12) Dislike (16) Reply
      Jail time and our time is not the same
      • Hhm@ shut up bs (15/10/2020, 06:16) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
        How you sound really?! Even if jail time and our time isn't the same, you think coming out 10 years before 2030 will make a difference as to why he is out in 2020. So what you're saying is irrelevant.
        • Hhm@shut up be@ whoever (15/10/2020, 17:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          10 years before 2030 is 2020 so what are you trying to say
    • annudda2cents (14/10/2020, 19:28) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      i'm trying to figure it out also. and the problem is compounded when I know of a few persons that were also sentenced to 20 years much earlier, and are still currently in prison. so when somebody figures out the formula, please let the rest of us who don't know on how this works out.
    • Maths (14/10/2020, 22:09) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
      I think 9 months is a year in prison
    • perhaps (15/10/2020, 07:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Perhaps he was remanded from 2010 so his time served from then was added on to his sentence
    • Mathematician (16/10/2020, 08:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Same here lol
  • Comments (14/10/2020, 17:43) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    What is this real i cant believe this am lost for words
  • How he get out (14/10/2020, 17:43) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    His 20yrs should have been til 2030. How he get out?
  • ??? (14/10/2020, 17:47) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Then why is he out after just 7 years?
    • Different (15/10/2020, 08:37) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Day and night is counted as a day so one day is actually two, and your days starts to count from the day you start trail that's was 2010 he was sentence 3 years after.. but the 3 years are added in so that makes It 10 years... when people are out on bail for a crime or a robbery all those days a being counted so if someone is court case is getting extended lets say 5 years extending the case if they get 8 years after court hearing they come out in 1 year and a half!!!!
  • question (14/10/2020, 17:50) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    So if he was in 2013 sentenced to 20 years. Hmmm did I.miss something. VINO can you fill in the gap. Was his sentence reduced. How could he kill from in prison. Just need some clarification as a reader
  • Concurrent (14/10/2020, 17:56) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    Only how this adds up is his sentences were multiple charges with concurrent sentences. Sad situation. What plans are in place to monitor prisoners released because we see this all the time...
  • Things to talk (14/10/2020, 17:56) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    He was sentenced in the high Courts to 20 years. But what they didn't tell you that he appealed and got a reduced sentence.

    So don't wonder it's the courts that did that
  • I am lost (14/10/2020, 18:01) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Can someone please help me to understand what this new is saying to be honest
  • Greg (14/10/2020, 18:06) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    He should now get 50 years to stay behind bars and not let out until he's about to die!
  • Supporter (14/10/2020, 18:12) Like (1) Dislike (16) Reply
    Friend and supporter of the host of c** D**P. She will get him out before we know it. She good like that.
    • @Supporter (14/10/2020, 20:30) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Nawwwww, the host of C.t D..p don’t carry that much juice to make that happen.
      • descendants (15/10/2020, 06:46) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        could form a new political movement or speak for we the people
  • Local Boy (14/10/2020, 18:17) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let me see what reduce sentence he gon geh now. Jokie Justice system in Tola.
  • Shalawalabinbang (14/10/2020, 18:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lost this fool!
  • Real Talk (14/10/2020, 18:37) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply

    Those jack a$$ on that parole board should be held accountable to the family and public government house also

    • @ real talk (14/10/2020, 19:46) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
      That’s what happens when you put political party bandwagoners with no experience on these committees/boards.
    • @Real Talk (14/10/2020, 20:27) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      They should be held accountable for letting the criminal out before his time.
  • Purcell Gal (14/10/2020, 18:58) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Jah know mehson
  • ire (14/10/2020, 19:02) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
    Daz the man who put the gun to Andrew Fahie (now Premier) chest
    • Hmmmm (14/10/2020, 19:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Naw that was National Bank, He went and Rob First Bank
    • @ ire (14/10/2020, 19:30) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      i want to believe the case with the now Premier was in 2007 (not 2010), and was at National Bank (not First Bank) when they were located in the same building as Social Security. somebody can correct me if I am wrong please.
  • V0TER #6 (14/10/2020, 19:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
  • Praise (14/10/2020, 19:23) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well done Chief of Police Mr Matthews and his team- a great result!
  • de silent one (14/10/2020, 19:24) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Had he spent the right time for the robbery, he would have been in there still and not on the street to be involved with this crime.
  • visitor (14/10/2020, 19:33) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's such a shame!!
  • Big dummy (14/10/2020, 19:47) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
    Boy you love bslo couldn't wait to get back big jokey ms
  • wood (14/10/2020, 20:08) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Gah be he like what he getting up there
  • the rock (14/10/2020, 20:38) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am so disappointed in you Royee
  • I bet (14/10/2020, 21:29) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    The parole board who gave him an early release must be hunted by the fact of what he allegedly did. Hope these people can sleep with this on their mind.
    • HAHA (15/10/2020, 07:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      No get your facts right, He appealed the 20 year sentence and the Appeals Court sided with him and gave him a 10 year reduction and a discount for time served.
  • from buckingham palace (14/10/2020, 21:37) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    What a society of hypocrites, to be cursing at this guy. I wish to join with you to say that justice will be served, but I call you hypocites, because, generally, you people support criminals when the police have to man-handle them for fighting with police. none of you have started by congratulating the detectives of the major crime unit. vino reported to you that the major crime unit investigated a good case, and brought closure for the family. I hope that this guy is properly prosecuted and sentenced accordingly. people of the bvi, this old style you have like to support criminals over the police, is a dangeous precdence. look an innocent man was killed at his home by a brutal gun man. how often do police officers use their guns on innocent persons in our community? No times. let justice prevail. you hypocrites.
  • Ooohhhh. Boiiiii (14/10/2020, 21:44) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have been saying for years ; The Court System is BS
    When they will jail a man for PLANT MATERIAL for years with out any recompense and have these “ ———“ out on the streets on reduced time . Old ppl sa :”it will get worse before it get better “
  • hard head (14/10/2020, 21:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply

    What a @#$%& idiot.

  • Hmm (14/10/2020, 22:01) Like (33) Dislike (1) Reply
    When Redhead was handing down 15 and 20 year sentences everyone said it was harsh and draconian.
    • The TRUTH (14/10/2020, 22:43) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
      Cause these fools here love to whine & cry over their criminal family and friends.
  • Wow (14/10/2020, 22:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ Buckingham palace don't forget a person is innocent until proven guilty or if the person confessed their guilt. The RVIPF is trying their best to curb crime and in doing so they need the facts. Let's pray for them and hope that they can gather all the pieces of the puzzle together.
  • That's not right (15/10/2020, 00:00) Like (2) Dislike (18) Reply
    How can this be true? The time of the murder he was with me. They frame him. Now I know they will pin murders on anyone they deem fit to carry the blame. He was occupied with something else while all over that was going on never left the hotel room that whole day.
  • vi (15/10/2020, 00:16) Like (4) Dislike (20) Reply
    Free meh boy!!!!!!that's a good youth mehson
  • SCIENTIST. (15/10/2020, 01:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

    What a waste of time and energy. You are a cursed for....

  • Sad (15/10/2020, 06:33) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    This breaks my heart on all levels. Its sad how George was taken from us. Its sad to know Royden's history and to see he ended up here. This youngman has been through the leagal system for many years and something else could have been done to rehabilitate him. I guess the evidence will show if he did commit the act for now man is innocent until proven guilty. To George's family there is a glimer of well we know. To Royden's family its a mixuture of feelings.
  • Love the Hill (15/10/2020, 07:48) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Zon6 (15/10/2020, 08:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It only a matter of times karma ago show them sigh why the real peoples have to die !!!! This same boy use to lime with the man who die right in front is door drinking and chatting i always say is somebody from purcell kill this man leave is kids especially is daughter this man always talking about is kids
  • Backwards System! (15/10/2020, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    If it was my family that he kill and he should still be in Balo, I would see about suing the government because this is pure nonsense. SMDH
  • Hmm (15/10/2020, 11:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You u prefer to mk jail for friends talking bout loyalty..i hope they will be there for you
  • Weird (15/10/2020, 12:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Maybe he just wants to go back to balo. Is Pumpkin still up there ?

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