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Pi-Yo-Yo manslaughter trial to commence June 29, 2015

The High Court trial of Alberto Rosa De La Rosa called Pi-Yo-Yo is to commence on June 29, 2015 for manslaughter following an agreement reached at the court yesterday April 15, 2015. Photo: Provided
Riky Bautista Familia aka Macoticea. Photo: Provided
Riky Bautista Familia aka Macoticea. Photo: Provided
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.

Senior Crown Counsel Valston Graham will be prosecuting the case which is expected to be finished by July 31.

Alberto Rosa De La Rosa was ordered extradited from the USA as he was wanted in connection with allegedly unlawfully causing the death of Riky Bautista Familia aka Macoticea on Friday November 16, 2012.

De La Rosa had made his first appearance in the Magistrates Court of the Virgin Islands on July 11, 2014 before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo following his extradition from the United States.

The court had heard that on the day in question the accused allegedly stabbed the victim in the region of his chest during a scuffle between the two.

It was alleged De La Rosa had pulled a knife from a bag he was carrying and waved it in the air, resulting in the scuffle with Familia. The two men were separated and the defendant allegedly placed the knife in his pants waist. Two of the accused’s friends allegedly chastised him for having the knife on his person at the Maria/Sandra Bar in Sea Cow’s Bay (SCB) where the incident had occurred.

The ill-fated fight allegedly occurred after the deceased, having left the bar, touched his neck and realised there was blood. He then went back into the bar and pushed De La Rosa and the second fight ensued when it was realised that the victim was stabbed in the chest.

The court heard that Familia ran to the outside of a back door but collapsed some 10-12 feet away from the door.

See link to previous story published on October 8, 2014:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/alberto-rosa-de-la-rosa-back-on-the-waiting-list-for-trial

7 Responses to “Pi-Yo-Yo manslaughter trial to commence June 29, 2015”

  • .......... (16/04/2015, 08:43) Like (69) Dislike (0) Reply

    So sad one dead one may go to jail for life

  • Yes (16/04/2015, 08:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why he ran in the first place?
  • usain bolt (16/04/2015, 14:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    he should've run back home to his country instead of to america where they will definitely send you back home if they catch you
  • youth man (16/04/2015, 15:59) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    They think because here small they can get away
    with any thing. Just like them damm jamaician and
    Guyanise people.

    Send them up judge, we will make room for them
    or put them to live in the pens with the fowls, goats
    and other animals.
    • Strupeszzzz (18/04/2015, 07:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply

      U gor b some local @$$!!! Who probably born in the us,talking sh£$!! 

  • Wellsah (16/04/2015, 16:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

    But why did the victim went back to his death? He saw the guy had a knife that he was cut on the neck with, he left and then return for what? He is partly responsible for his own death, he should have continued on his way home or to the police station than to return for confrontation with someone visibly armed with a knife.



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