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UPDATE: Medical Report proved Kevin Sprauve had mental disorder

Kevin Sprauve at the High Court on May 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The High Court heard shortly after 11:00 am today June 13, 2014 ‎ that Kevin Sprauve age 38 years was suffering a mental disorder at the time of committing the criminal acts to which he had pleaded guilty.

Sprauve was before Justice Vikki Ann Ellis in the High Court of the Virgin Islands for his sentencing hearing.

His attorney told the court that he was a former Customs Officer in the Virgin Islands but became an alcoholic shortly after his brother was murdered on May 25, 2011, one of the Territory's unsolved murder cases to date.

The court heard that since he developed the condition he had of his own sought rehabilitation but locally and in the USA. It was reported that he had to return to the VI from the Connecticut‎, USA rehabilitation after contracting an infection.

It was also told to the court that Sprauve had no memory of the incidents of the night of December 2, 2013 where he committed aggravated burglary, causing grievous bodily harm and kidnapping.

Senior Crown Counsel Valston Graham sought financial compensation in excess of $25K for his client which Sprauve's attorney indicated he was willing to pay by selling a plot of personal land he owns at North Sound, Virgin Gorda.

‎Graham told the court of correspondence received indicating the effects the plight of the Virtual Complainant is having on them. "Some questions we don't have answers for," one relative wrote. The family are said to be affected psychologically as a result of the incident.

The complainant is said to be incapacitated, has had multiple surgeries and is currently undergoing physiotherapy ‎and counseling.

Justice Ellis had a number of questions put to Sprauve's Attorney which included the possibility for him to be successfully rehabilitated, whether he financially supports his three children and how he did so, whether on the night in question he walked from Long Look/East End to Sea Cow's Bay.

The sentencing hearing has been adjourned to July 3, 2014 for further reporting. 

See previous story published on May 22, 2014:

Kevin Sprauve pleads guilty to kidnapping

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Accused kidnapper, Kevin Sprauve, 39, pleaded guilty to the offence before Justice Vicki Ann Ellis when he appeared before the High Court today, May 22, 2014.

Sprauve further pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and aggravated burglary. He was previously indicted on a charge of attempted murder but this charge was changed to causing grievous bodily harm.

He will appear again before the court on May 30 for sentencing in the matter. He was represented by attorney Jennifer Jarvis while Senior Crown Counsel Valston Graham appeared on behalf of the prosecution.

It was noted that there will be no social inquiry report being conducted on behalf of the accused.

According to the allegations, the VC was asleep at her home in Sea Cows Bay on December 4, 2013 when Sprauve allegedly entered, placed an object at her throat and demanded money.

The defendant allegedly tied her hands and covered her face with a piece of cloth before removing her from the home in her vehicle.

While being transported, she reportedly managed to free herself and escaped from the moving vehicle. The defendant then allegedly tried to run over her, injuring her legs in the process.

A motorist who was passing at the time of the incident tried to render assistance, but he was allegedly threatened by the defendant.

The victim was reportedly found on the side of the road in Cox Heath, Sea Cows Bay at approximately 2 a.m. on the day of the incident.

Sprauve was later arrested and charged for the offence.

13 Responses to “UPDATE: Medical Report proved Kevin Sprauve had mental disorder ”

  • gg (22/05/2014, 14:21) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This man need to go guntono bay
  • DJ* (22/05/2014, 14:24) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    NO WAY GIVE HIM AND DEATH SENTENCE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE, THEN SEND HIM OVER TO PUMKIN FOR AN OIL MASSAGE LOL...........SICK BASTARD!!
  • Sicko (22/05/2014, 14:39) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    Pumpkin done massage you? Everybody gets in trouble I hope you it never happens to you.
    • nightly reader. (22/05/2014, 21:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      What the matter with you? You would like him to do that to your mother, sister, daughter (if you have one), your cousin or even your girlfriend? Like you agree with what he did. You full a f ¥€ k.
    • shame.... (23/05/2014, 10:07) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Your life must be truly miserable if you think everybody will eventually get in trouble with the law.
  • Joc (22/05/2014, 15:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    It would be interesting to see what how much years the law in the BVI has for kidnapping, which is a serious crime. I seeing little years for crimes.
  • wize up (22/05/2014, 16:52) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Life is so funny; growing up as a child i watched a lot of stuff on the TV, now i am living it from day to day in “chocolate city”(kidnappings, gun play & arm robberies)
  • Sicko (23/05/2014, 09:49) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Life changes , let him learn from his mistake. God give him a second chance. Nobody ain't siding what he did but he don't deserve death sentence.
  • Hmmm (23/05/2014, 12:16) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    so he try running over the lady and they dropped the attempted murder charge actual grivious bodly harm like realy. i hope thats the only brake he gets in this case a do 10 to 15 years.
  • look (13/06/2014, 15:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is such a sad situation. When the mentally-ill are allowed to roam freely untreated, everyone is affected in the long run, because if one is not safe in his/her own home, where else could they expect to be safe.

    I hope that those in authority seriously take a look at this case and try to connect the dots and don't underestimate the gravity of the situation. This is serious.

  • Fatness (15/06/2014, 02:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    What the what well if don't have no memory as they say, well leave he up the jail, no worries cause he wouldn't know that he up the jail so big deal, case close.......next case please
  • SCHOOL DAYS (15/06/2014, 02:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This guy needed help from back in school, he is and has been unstable for years. Although the crime is very serious I hope they find a way to get him some much needed help fast


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