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Shot murder accused Santo Y. Hernandez dies

Murder suspect and recaptured prisoner Santo Y. Hernandez has succumbed to his gunshot wound, according to reports reaching this news site. Photo: Facebook
It is unclear if the now deceased Santo Y. Hernandez was of interest to the police in relation to the murder of Alston E. Penn's (inset) brother Franklin E. Penn Jr (left), who was gunned down on November 22, 2017 at West End, Tortola. Photo: Facebook/VINO
It is unclear if the now deceased Santo Y. Hernandez was of interest to the police in relation to the murder of Alston E. Penn's (inset) brother Franklin E. Penn Jr (left), who was gunned down on November 22, 2017 at West End, Tortola. Photo: Facebook/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Murder accused Santo Yamarco Hernandez, the escaped prisoner who was shot by police in Butu Mountain, Tortola, on December 6, 2017 has died, according to reports reaching our newsroom.

Mr Hernandez, who was accused of the murder of Alston E. Penn who was discovered in a pool of blood on March 10, 2017 at Windy Hill, Tortola, had been on the run since September 6, 2017 after Hurricane Irma damaged the roof and other parts of Her Majesty's Prison at Balsam Ghut.

Police acting on information yesterday confronted the Dominican Republic national Hernandez, who was described by police as violent, and a police officer shot and wounded the fugitive.

A senior police source had revealed to us that Hernandez had a weapon in his position but it was not clear whether he attempted to use it against the police.

He was taken to Peebles Hospital under police guard but succumbed to his injury sometime last night, according to reports reaching this news site.

It is unclear if Hernandez was also of interest to the police in relation to the murder of Alston's brother Franklin E. Penn Jr, who was gunned down on November 22, 2017 at West End, Tortola. An 11-year-old girl was also killed in that shooting.

More details to follow.

41 Responses to “Shot murder accused Santo Y. Hernandez dies”

  • don (07/12/2017, 08:32) Like (4) Dislike (41) Reply
    RIP me boyz
  • Yep (07/12/2017, 08:48) Like (39) Dislike (1) Reply
    Better than serving life for taking some one life harsh but hey JUSTICE
  • wize up (07/12/2017, 08:50) Like (54) Dislike (1) Reply
    I wanted him to suffer. It's a pity he died so soon after been shot. Filthy animal
  • hmmmmmm (07/12/2017, 08:54) Like (52) Dislike (1) Reply
    Justice is served. Life is a circle, people must understand that. His circle came back around very fast. i bet a million he had something to do with the west end shooting.
  • Paisano (07/12/2017, 09:01) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
  • pepe (07/12/2017, 10:00) Like (72) Dislike (0) Reply
    Garbage finally taken out to the dumpster. Glad we don’t have a chance for him to escape again, good ridance dirt bag.
  • NezRez (07/12/2017, 10:03) Like (41) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why is it so easy for horrible people to come here and do their dirt? Glad he’s gone for good.
    • boy blue (07/12/2017, 12:19) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
      With such a deliberate violent disposition, it would be surprising, if he had no criminal history when he arrived in the BVI. Or perhaps a criminal history does not deter entry into the BVI?
  • justice (07/12/2017, 10:15) Like (12) Dislike (5) Reply
    Alston Murder still unsolved.
  • NICK (07/12/2017, 10:33) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh well one less mouth to feed from taxpayers dollars.
  • LIT (07/12/2017, 10:38) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is good news!!! Sorry to say but if you aint do nothing, why you was in hiding? You did wrong and you paid the price!
  • Real lie (07/12/2017, 10:59) Like (1) Dislike (20) Reply
    Thats a lie . The man is not dead
  • hm (07/12/2017, 11:23) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well..Since he liked to him a favour and run his a .. to Santo Domingo asap..Sad that he had kids and a wife..I hope they find comfort..Sad that he is free now..but fear not people ..the next jail he visits...He will pay..mhm.
  • LAW (07/12/2017, 11:30) Like (7) Dislike (19) Reply
    the man was never convicted of nothing so you all relax
  • Hmm (07/12/2017, 11:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The sniper got him huh ?
  • Well (07/12/2017, 12:04) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    You reap what you sow. Alston got him back for what he did to him and for what he did to his brother and the little girl. Yes, I believe he did what happened in West End. Now it is time to go after the person/persons that was aiding and abetting him.
    • Believe it or Not (07/12/2017, 16:29) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Alston did not have anything to do with the trash. The trash set up Alston when he was paid to off Alston by the person who wanted him dead. That is what the underground mole community said.
      • boy blue (08/12/2017, 11:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        But two individuals on scooters committed the murders. Who and where are they. Great if the person(s) who gave this Santo man shelter and hid him can be arrested to face the public and to be grilled by Authorities about all the happenings, They aided this murderer and is just as guilty as the deceased. Really want to see dem face,demonic faces we see all the time and with whom we interact...Phew!!!
  • Hmmm (07/12/2017, 12:14) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
  • justice (07/12/2017, 12:14) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boom, hit the gavel, Justice was served on a gold platter with all the trimmings. Dirty Santo hit man. check all the unsolved, his hands is all over most of the unsolved. Not rocket science. No job but flexing in the best.
  • Wendy (07/12/2017, 12:16) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
    Those who enabled his continued escape by giving shelte and those not revealing his whereaboutr should be prosecuted to the full extent of the la
    BVI needs to.get seriously serious with those who protect these murderers.
    A visa restriction and increase fees should be implemented . With the disproportianate amount ofl long term incarcerated inmates from the DR and considering the expense involved for their stay, It is only fair that the burden should be shared by their countrymen. The changes could also serve as a deterrent.
    stay the financial burden should be
    • yes (07/12/2017, 12:51) Like (16) Dislike (4) Reply
      @Wendy, whoever was helping him need to face swift justice. I bet it was one of his own. They come here with their nasty dirty ways thinking they can do as they please.killing people, selling themselves to the highest bidder, destroying people lives for the American dollar because where they come from they have nothing. If a Santo step to me with the S#%t games they be playing, I will set his A#: on fire.
      • Fraud Dept (08/12/2017, 06:18) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        @yes, so correct. They run the games on the idiot men here in the BVI. Idiot men of the BVI, these women is using you for papers and money. Most of them have husbands back in the DR and they are sending you idiot men of the BVI money back to their husbands. Do you idiot men of the BVI really think those Santo women care for you? So idiot men of the BVI, stop thinking you have some big prize when you are with a Santo Woman the joke is on you. Lol.
    • Full of crap (07/12/2017, 22:21) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      How many inmates from the DR are there in the prison, you are talking pure bull$h!t
      • Machete (08/12/2017, 12:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        There is more than one in Balsum which includes murder and one alone is too many.
        Crimes against humanity ( Haitians), sex tourism , child prostitution and pornography, human trafficking , a death trap for Yankee tourists, These are but a few of the publicly published characteristics of the DR and its people. Thieving is a customary habit we all can agree.
        Why we have been made to suffer the shame of their dominant presence in the population and building of the country is puzzling and regrettable. Time to drain the swamp from the overload.
  • %%%%: (07/12/2017, 12:17) Like (20) Dislike (5) Reply
    One less piece of Santo trash to worry about in the BVI.
  • observant (07/12/2017, 12:27) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is sad. We must ask ourselves what is his Eternal Destiny. He took the life of Alston Penn(despite his "manner" that i didn't agree with, was God's creation)and now the situation is reciprocated. The path of the terrorist is fire and brimstone, while it saddens me to see a fellow human die,for his evil decision he has to fight it. My hope is that the RVIPF maintains the trend of bringing evildoers to justice and that potential terrorists change their ways to seek God's Everlasting Path.
  • Nah (07/12/2017, 13:45) Like (4) Dislike (4) Reply
    Now we won't know what really happend that night if he get paid to kill Alston and his brother no sence police killing him.
    • Dragon (07/12/2017, 16:26) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      “Nah” we will wait and see if his gun matches any bullets used in the recent killings.
  • 8th district gyal (07/12/2017, 15:04) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Alston: Checkmate!
    Jun Jun: Checkmate!
    Trinity: Check Check Checkmate!

  • dmx (07/12/2017, 16:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Saw on another website, they are going to open a investergation on the Santos shooting.
  • No one to talk (07/12/2017, 17:10) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    As much as rejoicing seems like the thing to do, I kind of sad he died. I mean what really happened the night Alston was killed, Alston is dead, now his alledged killer is too. Who knows if he wasnt involved in the West shootings also, he cant talk from the grave.
  • skip (07/12/2017, 18:44) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The other two that is still on the lam better walk from wherever they are hiding out with there hands raised in the air and turn themselves in to the nearest police station. Someone is helping those two evade the law.
  • Tadow (07/12/2017, 22:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well this is the way I see it, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. We wouldn't have to carry him back to Her Majesty Palace at Balsum Ghut to be treated like a king. He was a criminal so he so have been treated. Case close.
  • enough (07/12/2017, 23:16) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now the person or persons that were hiding him have to GO. Someone need to be arrested NOW.
  • rattie (10/12/2017, 01:40) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Death is for all of us
  • mmario (10/12/2017, 12:18) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
  • mmario (10/12/2017, 13:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Machete, I can't agree more with you on your comment. I was born in the DR or Santo as many of you call it. Prostitution crime and all of the above is a reality in the DR. One thing we should never forget is that while we have patrons who support these activities such things will continue to flourish. Al long as we have patrons from the BVI and the US it will continue to flourish lets not kid ourselves. Its just like the us saying that Mexican are drug dealers but not admitting that the us is the biggest consumer of all kind of drugs. Though i don't like to see anyone die Hernandez got where he was going people like him are part of the problem in the DR. There are not two places like the DR when it comes to beauty and resources but plague aka the politicians and the Hernandez alike are making it impossible for us to enjoy our own county. The BVI have its share of problem too, when i was there around 1991 one could go to Bombashak and enjoy a good night and if you were living in town you could hichhike/get a ride from any stranger past midnight...from what I can see in the news lately the BVI has become a no mans land compared to wehn i was there. What a shame. Now, anyone can sit there and blame the person can come into my house if i don;t allow that person in...just think of it. While the BVI youth refused to work and locals love free labor from expat next to nothing labor and in some cases slave work. There is a saying, You can have the cake and eat it at the same time. If you like cheap labor, your people are lazy don't like to work and many of you like servitude/slave then you go and import those slave from various countries who are willing to do it, don't forget that they also will bring their custom whatever that means. As I mentioned before I was born in the DR I'm also a us Citizen and a bvislander. So i know the tale of all tree stories. Again, one problem I see with the BVI is that many want to have the cake an eat it too and that isnt possible. I feel for both the DR and the BVI there are both in deep trouble. Who sponsored Hernandez, what was his legal status in the territory,what kind of job he performed while there, was he residing legally? These are just a few questions that if answered it will prove a failed system. When you kill a suspect you ruin the investigation not to be confused...Hernandez is where he need to be.
  • mmario (10/12/2017, 13:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why did Santos allegedly killed those people, was it because those people were church goers law abiding citizens they only went to work and to church never involved in any bad deeds or where they just bystanders? Can someone have an answer to this?
  • mmario (10/12/2017, 13:24) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    If i was to lead the investigation i would start by the labor department and immigration right down to his sponsor/employer. Let see what kind of failed system we have.

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