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HMP inmate Wakima Lettsome charged for attempted murder

- his alleged victim was an on duty Prison Officer
Wakima Lettsome has been charged for attempted murder among other charges following his alleged stabbing of a Prison Officer. Photo: VINO/File
BALSAM GHUT, Tortola, VI - ‎Wakima Lettsome, 33 years old and a prisoner at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), Balsam Ghut, has been charged for attempted murder following his alleged stabbing of Rohan Fagen on Sunday February 15, 2015, an incident firstly and accurately broken by this news site.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today February 18, 2015, Lettsome has been officially charged with attempted murder,‎ one count of being armed with an offensive weapon and two counts of Assault on a Prison Officer.

The Police release said, “The Governor signed a warrant yesterday for Lettsome’s removal from the prison so that he could be interviewed and officially charged. He has since been returned to prison."

It said too that a date for his appearance in Magistrate’s Court has not been set.

According to the RVIPF, inquiries revealed that the Prison Officer was on duty making his rounds when the assault occurred on Sunday morning.

The Prison Officer, Fagen, was treated at Peebles Hospital for stab wounds following the incident. He is now discharged from the medical facility.

Sources at the prison with whom this news site spoke said that the Prison Officer was allegedly armed with a knife, which Lettsome reportedly grabbed from him during a struggle and used to stab him. 

On February 15, 2013 Lettsome was sentenced to 20 years in prison by Justice Albert Redhead. Lettsome was previously found not guilty of attempted murder but guilty on a lesser charge of wounding with intent in November 2012.

See link below for previous stories on stabbing:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/update-stabbed-prison-officer-out-of-hospital-

 

27 Responses to “HMP inmate Wakima Lettsome charged for attempted murder”

  • xxxxxxxx (18/02/2015, 13:29) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    well saw what is wrong with this youth? eh
  • SMH (18/02/2015, 13:52) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    you already in prison and you get charged with a crime while in prison, smh
  • oh boy! (18/02/2015, 13:54) Like (2) Dislike (15) Reply
    Wish you gids blessing on this one! Please learn to walk or run away from trouble not every war or fight you must defend or get involved in . I hope that officer and the prison gets exposed for all the injustice that is going on up there.... God bless us all.
  • ccc (18/02/2015, 14:09) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Why dem would not leave the man alone
    • @ccc (18/02/2015, 14:38) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      You are a jack@$$ you dont have to do him anything for him to act on soo...why you dont say ??? ..instead of why they would not leave the man alone to BOY why you cant behave you already in there for 20 years...do you have any intentions of getting out and setting your life right.
      • LOL (19/02/2015, 09:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        @ @CCC, THAT GUY LIFE IS OVER!..DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IN 20 YEARS!?...HMMMM I GUESS NOT....THE GUY BASICALLY HAS NOTHING TO LIVE FOR SO IT IS WHAT IT IS.
  • don (18/02/2015, 15:14) Like (6) Dislike (19) Reply
    how come the prsion officer is not charge with nothing...something is wrong
    • o (18/02/2015, 20:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don ,you only need to add "key" as suffix you would clearly find a nice word to fit you or you can take the synonym jack a****.
  • ff (18/02/2015, 15:14) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Poor you boss
  • joe (18/02/2015, 18:02) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    wakima you must learn to lettsome good sense prevail .
  • SMH (18/02/2015, 18:50) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Two of them had their own knives, but that dude has a serious problem. This should of never happened, but when you want to prove thing to your friends. You'll get the worst end of the stick
  • rere (18/02/2015, 19:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    where is the prison off icier picture
  • security guard (18/02/2015, 19:50) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    The truth need to be told ....the prison officer was off that day went to the prison with the intention to kill left some...... left some just protected him self by fighting with him and took the knife and stabbed him......
    • @security guard (18/02/2015, 22:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Left some....you that eliterate...ask yourself prisoner who threatened who first....speak the truth boss and stay out of it...stop defending your fellow inmate
  • Mark (18/02/2015, 20:03) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    He so need to be hanged. Animals can be rehabilitated but not the likes of him.
  • Sigh (18/02/2015, 20:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When the guards ain't bring that product on time. Thats how them does act. It's all over the green
  • Biggs (18/02/2015, 20:52) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    @ mark hanged is all you can ask for not even say god save him you think he is a sheep or a goat well well but if you going hang him I want to be there
  • overseas (18/02/2015, 23:37) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Reading many of the comments made me think back to this article I read yesterday in a paper in barbados
  • Shara Parlin (18/02/2015, 23:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I haven't heard of how we counter the lure of ultra violence.
  • @LOL from @ ccc (19/02/2015, 09:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Did i say it was going to be easy...take it from someone who knows him....the comment was directed @ccc because he made a foolish statment about leaving shambo alone...my statement was simply ...you dont have to do anything to that boy for him to carry on like an idiot...he should have said "Boss you already in there for 20...behave your damn self and stop acting the @$$"
  • "HM" (19/02/2015, 10:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don't condone violence but y did this prison officer have a knife? What was his intentions in doing his rounds with a weapon which he's not suppose to have?
    • @HM (20/02/2015, 21:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Just because someone say the PO had a knife doesn't mean it's the truth.
  • Well Sah (20/02/2015, 21:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    All yo still reporting that he get the knife from the officer? Lettesome will say anything to get out of this hot sauce. Is life in prison he looking at. what else he going say? Shame on you guys for spreading that bull.
    • @ Well Sah (23/02/2015, 08:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You is god you know everything. Police preying on under age girls , now prison officers walking with weapons.its ashame on the public for reticuling Mr. Lettsome..
  • @ @HM (23/02/2015, 08:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    An just because someone said they didn't does not mean they didn't have a knife idiot . I bet you , your an officer trying to protect you fellow officer.


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