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October 13th, 2014
UPDATE: Kavarne Richards remanded for Cornel M. Francis’ murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Kavarne Richards, 28, has been remanded to prison today October 13, 2014 after he appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo following his arrest in relation to the murder of Cornel Melbourne Francis which occurred on May 9, 2013 at Long Look Sticket.

December 2nd, 2013
UPDATE: 12 & 7 yrs for Edwards & Simmonds Jr respectively

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Yan Edwards and Rodney Simmonds Jr were this morning, December 2, 2013 sentenced to several years in prison after they were found guilty of conspiring to murder Cornel Melbourne Francis.

October 29th, 2013
“Problems now start” - Simmonds & Edwards threaten relatives of Melbourne Francis

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Pandemonium broke out in the compound of the High Court yesterday afternoon, October 28, 2013 as prison officers attempted to escort Rodney Simmonds Jr and Yan Edwards back to HM Prison in Balsam Ghut amidst strong decorative languages and threats hurled at relatives of the now deceased Cornel Melbourne Francis.

October 28th, 2013
UPDATE: Edwards & Simmonds Jr found guilty of conspiring to commit murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – (Post Time: 16:05 P.M.) Moments ago, October 28, 2013 a High Court jury returned a guilty verdict in the case involving Yan Edwards and Rodney Simmonds Jr who were accused of conspiring to murder Cornel Melbourne Francis in March 2011.

October 22nd, 2013
UPDATE: Chief witness names 'Lil Rod' & 'Eddo' in alleged murder conspiracy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown has put a cap on its case against Rodney Simmonds Jr and Yan Edwards who are jointly charged for allegedly conspiring to murder Cornel Melbourne Francis on March 13, 2011. Chief witness Henito Penn had called both of the accused in the plot.

July 15th, 2013
Simmonds Jr & Edwards trial pushed back to Oct. Assizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The trial of Rodney Simmonds Jr and Yan Edwards has been traversed to the next High Court assizes scheduled to begin on October 8, 2013 following a request by Crown Prosecutor Mr Valston Graham today, July 15, 2013.

October 18th, 2012
Juror in Harrigan murder trial found to be a relative of a fmr accused

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a journey of incredible suspension and surprises at the High Court yesterday, October 17, 2012 as witnesses and evidence came and went but it would have never been anticipated that the jurors would be discharged for the second time this week.

October 9th, 2012
UPDATE: Charges dropped against Roland ‘Crash’ Allen in tourist death case

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Roland ‘Crash’ Allen, who was accused of causing death by dangerous driving and reckless driving, had the charges dropped against him when he appeared before Justice Albert Redhead on the opening day of the October assizes today, October 9, 2012.

July 24th, 2012
UPDATE - Sprauve & Stevens get 15 years for Moneygram robbery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minutes ago in the High Court this morning July 24, 2012, Leonard Sprauve Jr. and Jason Stevens were sentenced to 15 years in prison for the January 21, 2011 Moneygram robbery.

June 25th, 2012
Not guilty verdicts for Simmonds Jr. & Howe!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A nine member jury unanimously found Rodney Simmonds Jr. and Mikael Howe not guilty for the January 21, 2011 MoneyGram robbery this afternoon, June 25, 2012 in the High Court.


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