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'Pathological' burglar pleads guilty to additional charges

- At least 2 more charges to be brought before defendant by next week
Shakeeem Smith pleaded guilty to at least four additional charges in relation to acts allegedly involving both burglary and criminal damage when he appeared before the Magistrates Court today, March 12, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI Shakeem Smith pleaded guilty to at least four additional charges in relation to acts allegedly involving both burglary and criminal damage when he appeared before the Magistrates Court today, March 12, 2013.

The defendant currently faces a total of eighteen charges as laid by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and the court heard that at least two additional charges could be laid as early as next week.

The current cost of items stolen or damaged during intrusions or alleged burglaries total well in excess of $50,000. Various personal effects were read out as being stolen, including laptops and jewellery among other items

Smith acknowleged committing the acts at residences in various places around Tortola such as Apple Bay, Carrot Bay, Ballast Bay, Pockwood Pond, Chalwell, Butu Mountain and Zion Hill among others. Some of the offences were committed against multiple persons residing at different apartments within a single complex.

The defendant is represented by attorney Richard Rowe while the Crown is represented by Principal Crown Counsel Tiffany Scatliffe. He was asked to return to court on May 2, 2013.

When Smith appeared in court on February 13, 2013, his attorney Mr Richard Rowe expressed that his client’s activity had to be ‘pathological’ after Principal Crown Counsel Tiffany Scatliffe informed the court that some 14 new charges and a possible additional complaint are to be laid against his client, who was already facing up to 10 charges of burglary related crimes.

Smith had previously pleaded guilty to several of the charges first placed before him in December 2012.

15 Responses to “'Pathological' burglar pleads guilty to additional charges”

  • q-tips (12/03/2013, 14:13) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    what is wrong id our yutes
  • Victim (12/03/2013, 14:33) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    What is being done with the policemans son who assisted him?
    • Another Victim (12/03/2013, 16:23) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Really? tell me more.
    • wise-up (12/03/2013, 21:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      which one of the police son's we talking about; let me know beacuse there is one police running around giving persons a hard time while his son continues to "rob-the-hood".....just saying SC !!!!!!!

    • police man son (13/03/2013, 23:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      " iiCould GUARANTEE yhu deh police man son aint ah SKU** like shakeem and he still walkin' deh streets UNTOUCHABLE..! Fu** Deh Policee And Anti Man YELLOW..!"
    • HOOD TERROR!!!!! (14/03/2013, 14:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      Whoooooo? Me? Even If He Call My Nameeeee. NO EVIDENCE 

  • more (12/03/2013, 15:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    this boy must have hands on him. they should make him talk or face maximum time in jail. give him 25yrs or give up his accomplices.
  • Hugo Chavez (12/03/2013, 20:04) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

    Mr. R.... is the worse lawyer i ever saw, what does this guy really get paid to do, Help you go to jail faster ?

  • youngster (12/03/2013, 22:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is the amount of charges he's facing .. he couldn't of done this all by himself ..
    • GoonSquad (13/03/2013, 09:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      For real..Spodo needs to talk for he knows he did not act alone. Dont know what they have over his head. These police going to throw every burglary case on him now so they dont have to go search for anyone else. Some of them too lazy. I feel for this boy but it's his call.
  • south sea (13/03/2013, 02:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It pains me to see & hear such news regarding our young men...its more or less always negative
  • MEME (13/03/2013, 08:01) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    He is the best me boy. A pity he got caught.

    What a relief
  • It's In You (18/03/2013, 16:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only a tif will kno a tif


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