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October 13th, 2015
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa was hit in mouth with bottle – Witness testifies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A key witness in the manslaughter trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka Pi Yoyo told the court that he saw the accused with lots of blood on his face and hands while holding on to a knife on the night of November 16, 2012 when Riky Bautista Familia aka Macoticea was dealt a fatal stab in the region of his chest.

October 8th, 2015
Police accused of putting false information in witness statement

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Eyebrows were raised in the High Court on Tuesday October 6, 2015 when a witness in the trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka Pi Yoyo, Mr David Anderson, made an allegation against law enforcement officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Mr Anderson alleged that information he did not give to them was put into his statement.

October 7th, 2015
UPDATE: Witness alleges seeing Alberto Rosa De La Rosa‎ with a knife

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka Pi Yoyo, who allegedly inflicted a fatal stab wound to the chest of Riky Bautista Familia aka Macoticea, got underway in the High Court yesterday October 6, 2015 with one of the witnesses testifying that he saw the accused with a knife in his possession on the night of November 16, 2012.

July 28th, 2015
Crown wants De La Rosa matter be given priority @ next assizes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A year after his extradition from the United States and subsequent incarceration, the trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa is yet to get started as there was another delay to its commencement in the just concluded May criminal assizes.

May 26th, 2015
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa stabbed by fellow inmate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Alberto Rosa De La Rosa aka ‘Pi Yoyo’, an inmate of Her Majesty's Prison, was taken to Peebles Hospital earlier today, May 26, 2015 after he was reportedly stabbed by a fellow inmate in the prison compound at Balsum Ghut.

April 16th, 2015
Pi-Yo-Yo manslaughter trial to commence June 29, 2015

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The manslaughter trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa called Pi-Yo-Yo is to commence on June 29, 2015 following an agreement reached at the High Court yesterday April 15, 2015.

October 8th, 2014
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa back on the waiting list for trial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It will be some more months of sitting behind the bars of his prison cell at Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsum Ghut before he returns to the High Court of the Virgin Islands for his trial to get started having been extradited from the United States to face trial for alleged manslaughter.

July 11th, 2014
De La Rosa makes court appearance for manslaughter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Manslaughter accused Alberto Rosa De La Rosa made his first appearance in the Magistrates Court of the Virgin Islands Today July 11, 2014 before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo following his extradition from the United States.

July 10th, 2014
Alberto Rosa De La Rosa Extradited to the BVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Today, Alberto Rosa De La Rosa was returned to Tortola and charged with the manslaughter of Riky Bautista Familia which occurred on the 16th November 2012. He will appear in before the Magistrate on Friday 11th July.

March 22nd, 2014
RVIPF confirms De La Rosa arrested in New York in relation to local murder

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today March 22, 2014 confirmed the arrest of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa (also known as Pi-yoyo) in relation to the killing of Riky Dennis Bautista Familia that occurred in Sea Cows Bay on the night of Friday, November 16, 2012.

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