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St John man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing woman to death

Adisa Bertrand has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of Shantee Sievenwright, the [US]VI Department of Justice announced late Friday, December 9, 2016. Photo: VIC

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Superior Court Judge Denise Francois sentenced Adisa Bertrand to 25 years in prison, with credit for time served, for the murder of Shantee Sievenwright, the [US]VI Department of Justice announced late Friday, December 9, 2016.

Bertrand, 45, of Chocolate Hole, St John, was sentenced today in accordance with a closed plea agreement offered by Attorney General Claude Earl Walker.

On October 28, Bertrand pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the March 7, 2014, slaying of Sievenwright, 24, admitting that he repeatedly stabbed her as she sat inside her car in a housing community. The remaining counts against him were dismissed. The plea offer also recommended that Bertrand be sentenced to a 25-year prison term, according to DOJ.

Bertrand was arrested March 7, 2014, and was held without bail since he was taken into custody. Police officers, responding to a report of a one-car accident at Tutu Valley, found Sievenwright’s lifeless body inside a gold Honda Accord. The body bore multiple stab wounds. A stainless steel butcher knife with a 7-inch long blade was also found inside the vehicle, according to an affidavit filed by Detective Dwight Griffith.

Police later arrested Bertrand after he confessed to the crime, according to Griffith.

7 Responses to “St John man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing woman to death”

  • one eye (09/12/2016, 19:52) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just look he face
    • brent (10/12/2016, 21:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Prison is too good for his Punk Azz Bastard! I really really hope they get him in prison, He took a young woman's life like it was nothing. I want him to feel how it is to get stabbed over and over and fight for his life. I want him to feel the fear and i don't want none of you so called phony sinning holy rollers telling me I should forgive. You forgive and shut the hell up! Prison is too good for him.
  • not enough (09/12/2016, 21:35) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    He needs the death penalty
    • ? (10/12/2016, 23:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      why is he not serving life?
      • Reply (11/12/2016, 18:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
        25 years is life in the us court
        • nanny (12/12/2016, 15:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          @ Reply. 25 years is NOT life in the US court. I know too many in prison for over 35 years with no possibility of parole. They are there until they die!
  • The Judge (10/12/2016, 02:20) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some woman does just put themselves with all kind and class of murderers. Majority of the time they end up dead. Don't mind how their brothers, sisters, and family warn them don't hear just because of a lil sweet sex. Woman run away from these kind of sick people. They need help. If they don't get the help they need they would up killing you in the process. Women please take warning. Stop living your lives on the line.

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