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UPDATE: 'Letty' Hodge moves to HC to appeal guilty verdict

On June 4, 2015, Violet 'Letty' Hodge was found guilty of conspiring to import cocaine when she appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-Dabreo in the Magistrate's Court at John's Hole. She has since moved to the High Court to appeal the decision. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Word just reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge has moved to the High Court to appeal the recent guilty verdict against her in the Magistrate's Court.

Hodge was found guilty of conspiring to import cocaine when she appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-Dabreo in the Magistrate's Court in John's Hole on June 4, 2015. Her bail was also increased to $600,000 from $400,000.

The court was informed of this development today, July 2, 2015 when Ms Hodge appeared for sentencing.

According to the magistrate, the decision of an appeal is not, in law, given before a sentencing is passed. None-the-less the matter was adjourned to July 23, 2015.

See previous article posted June 4, 2015

'Letty' Hodge found guilty of conspiring to import cocaine

- found not guilty to possession of firearm & ammo & money laundering charges

Minutes ago, June 4, 2015, Violet 'Letty' Hodge was found guilty of conspiring to import cocaine when she appeared before Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-Dabreo in the Magistrate's Court in John's Hole. 

Hodge was, however, found not guilty to the charges of possession of firearm and ammunition and money laundering.

She remains on bail, which has been increased from $400,000 to $600,000 with $450,000 in signed surety.

Hodge is to continue to report to the Road Town Police Station on a daily basis.

Mitigation and sentencing will be done on July 2, 2015.

Meanwhile, Lucien Smith, who was jointly charged with Hodge, was freed on April 16, 2015 following a successful no case submission on his behalf.

See link to previous story:

http://www.virginislandsnewsonline.com/en/news/update-lucien-smith-walks-free

33 Responses to “UPDATE: 'Letty' Hodge moves to HC to appeal guilty verdict”

  • resident (04/06/2015, 12:06) Like (21) Dislike (89) Reply
    The prosecution didn't have a strong case and they still found her guilty - this is a shock to me.
  • .......... (04/06/2015, 12:15) Like (10) Dislike (51) Reply
    No justice no peace lets march
  • Liat 521 (04/06/2015, 12:16) Like (11) Dislike (45) Reply
    that st. lician girl needs to be sent home
    • Why (04/06/2015, 13:45) Like (61) Dislike (6) Reply
      WHY YOU DON'T SEND SHE HOME JACK*** SHE ONLY DOING HER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      AYO LIKE TO MUCH CORRUPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Concerned (04/06/2015, 14:44) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      I believe she is from St. Thomas...correct me if I am wrong...of the Lockhart family.
    • Navarro (06/06/2015, 08:42) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
      Ayo tortola ppl so corrupted it's a shame always want someone sent home but always in ppl country smh
    • fact (02/07/2015, 10:49) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply

      State facts.. She is from the US Virgin Islands. Real @$$

  • wize up (04/06/2015, 12:22) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
    Fall guy
  • ABC (04/06/2015, 13:07) Like (43) Dislike (1) Reply
    Moon light can run as fast as it wants, day light wil sooner than laterl catch it. Who feels it knows it.
  • @liat521 (04/06/2015, 14:40) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    the black 'american' bison head one from santa lucy needs to go also...too wicked...don't know how them could sleep at nights.
  • 123 (04/06/2015, 16:03) Like (20) Dislike (34) Reply
    I support Letty all the way yall
  • freedom (04/06/2015, 19:09) Like (10) Dislike (23) Reply
    Free Letty Noooooow!
    • @ freedom (05/06/2015, 06:47) Like (3) Dislike (16) Reply
      i agree tisis just so the crowd would not have egg on there faces...the lady needs to be free
  • freedom (04/06/2015, 19:09) Like (3) Dislike (15) Reply
    Free Letty Noooooow!
  • tony montana (04/06/2015, 20:38) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    every dog has it's day
  • pancho (04/06/2015, 21:53) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seize the time
  • vex (05/06/2015, 04:15) Like (8) Dislike (15) Reply
    The women did nothing wrong but god will take care of them
  • Act speciation (05/06/2015, 05:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hmmmmm
  • gumption (05/06/2015, 06:04) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    DPP should have kept the local charges against her man.
  • strategy (06/06/2015, 15:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Watch the set up folks. Walk on appeal no double jeopardy. Sometimes you got fall down to get up and run.
  • legend (17/06/2015, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The business of drugs is never the direction to go or support, most people who's in favor changes their believe when it affect them or a love one, don't leave the financial benefit over rule the real destruction it have on a society, don't leave the love of money cloud our higher judgment, the bvi have just lost their status of being a morally positive directional country, pretend to be god fearing, but lately it all about in GOD we trust.
  • 911 (02/07/2015, 15:15) Like (0) Dislike (7) Reply
    Good move the lady did nothing wrong
  • Accuser (02/07/2015, 16:45) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    God sees and knows everything so have no fear. What the judges on can't and won't do he will,yes God will. As one will say every dog got its day
  • BVI student (02/07/2015, 21:45) Like (1) Dislike (7) Reply

    what they do not stop harassing the lady..dem to vicdictive and wicked...but pray for them Letty

  • wize up (02/07/2015, 22:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    money run things
  • pet store (03/07/2015, 05:02) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Do your time!!


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