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UPDATE: One in custody for murder of Burrows; 3 for Daly’s

- arrests were made today, October 13, 2020
October 13th, 2020 | Tags: Matthew D. Daley arrests RVIPF police murder shooting
Three persons were today, October 13, 2020, taken into custody in relation to the murder of Matthew D. Daly aka ‘Shorty’, left, while an individual was also arrested in connection with the killing of George Burrows, right. Photo: Facebook/File
Matthew D. Daley aka 'Shorty' was murdered on September 10, 2020, in Spring Ghut, Tortola. Photo: Facebook
Matthew D. Daley aka 'Shorty' was murdered on September 10, 2020, in Spring Ghut, Tortola. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of Virgin Islands News Online’s first and accurate report earlier today, October 13, 2020, that three persons were taken into custody in relation to the murder of Matthew D. Daly aka ‘Shorty’, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has since indicated that one person has also been arrested in connection with the killing of George Burrows.

Burrows, 54, was fatally shot to the head while at his Purcell Estate, Tortola, home sometime after 9:00pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

Daly was gunned down on a road at Spring Ghut, Tortola, on September 10, 2020.

“These cases are not connected,” the RVIPF said in a short statement to the media.

“The RVIPF can confirm that three persons were taken into police custody in relation to the murder of Matthew Daly and one person taken into police custody in relation to the murder of George Burrows. No further details can be released at this time,” the statement read.

See previous story published October 13, 2020

3 held in connection with murder of Matthew D. Daly

At least three persons have reportedly been taken into police custody in connection with the September 10, 2020, fatal shooting of Mr Matthew D. Daly aka 'Shorty'.

Mr Daly, 55, was shot in the head and left on the road at Spring Ghut.

It was the second murder to rock the peaceful [British] Virgin Islands for 2020.

According to reports reaching our newsroom, some six other persons have also been detained by ranks of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) following a police raid today, October 13, 2020.

Live investigation 

Police Commissioner Michael B. Matthews told VINO the investigation is "very much live at this moment" but said he can only confirm "we have made 3 arrests in relation to one of the recent murders from September following early morning raids today."

More details to follow.

45 Responses to “UPDATE: One in custody for murder of Burrows; 3 for Daly’s”

  • Hmmmw (13/10/2020, 14:40) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who them is buddy
  • Hhm (13/10/2020, 14:42) Like (23) Dislike (13) Reply
    Ok and then they will release all 3.
    • Legal tender (13/10/2020, 15:21) Like (25) Dislike (5) Reply
      @Hhm, I totally agree with you. This is what I don’t like with the Police, they too quick to jump to media with theses news. It will be better for the COP to say that there are 3 persons in custody assisting with the investigation instead of saying they were arrested. He can also say arrested on suspicion. When you boldly say they are arrested, then we expect them to be charged. I bet if these guys are released, then you will not hear that from the Police Chief. I commend the officers on the job they are doing but please Mr. Commissioner, stop jump the gun.
      • Or@P (13/10/2020, 16:53) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
        It says "according to reports reaching our news room" the police did not put anything out there. And of course if there is not enough evidence to charge they will be released, but how will you know exactly what you have if you don't question the suspects.
        • thank you (13/10/2020, 18:55) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
          Thank you Or@P!! Imagine taking the time to comment, but don't take the time to read. Legal Tender is the one jumping to quick -- see the headline but not the story. You move to fast, buddy. Everybody want to throw up their hands in the air and have a tantrum like the lady on BVI Community Board. How we get so? Take it easy! Slow down and get the facts first so you don't look like a bozo the clown, tripping over yourself.
      • LAW (13/10/2020, 17:01) Like (2) Dislike (24) Reply
        If they are arrested then they have been charges against the 3. Learn the law
        • @ LAW (13/10/2020, 18:06) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
          You need to learn the LAW.

          Someone could be arrested but not charged (An arrest means only that you were taken into police custody and temporarily held by the police. After you are arrested, it is decided whether to charge you with a crime).

          When can you be arrested?

          They suspect on reasonable grounds that you have committed an offence or are about to commit an offence
          They have a warrant for your arrest
          They have stopped you for a breach of the peace (threatening violence, or provoking someone else to be violent)
          They believe on reasonable grounds that you have breached your bail conditions
      • @ legal tender (13/10/2020, 18:30) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
        I am not too sure your experience with criminal investigations. Both cases occurred over a month ago. No one is as you said jumping the gun. No one is claiming that the persons mentioned committed the offences simple that they were arrested in connection with the murders and that could range from being accessories or the actual murderer. It is not unusual for persons to be picked up on suspicion of committing an offence and released. It is something that happens in any criminal investigation in all jurisdiction. Again you cannot take a person into custody without they are arrested and when that happens there must be "reasonable grounds" for your suspicion. Arrest does not mean that the person would be charged. Most times in a criminal investigation, the identity of the person who committed crime is known. That person maybe arrested and released simple because the weight of evidence that is needed to prove the case beyond the shadow of a doubt is not there. That is situation with many of the unsolved murders in the territory. In most cases the identity of the murder(s) is known.
        • Legal tender (14/10/2020, 12:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          @@legal tender, I don’t think you understand what I have written, you writing a long piece which is neither here nor there. I am very much familiar with the law, I am am fully well aware of what an arrest is and I am also fully well aware that the police cannot compel any person to come to a police station other than by arrest. All I am saying is to be more specific, say that they are arrested on suspicion instead of saying they are arrested. When you say they are arrested, people expect charges but when you say they are arrested on suspicion then people will say that they are possible suspects that can either be charged after interview or be released pending further investigations. That’s all I was saying. There is a difference.
    • @Hhm (14/10/2020, 10:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well maybe 2
  • great news (13/10/2020, 14:42) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
    Cant wait for more details...
  • call names (13/10/2020, 14:46) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Who dem 3 blind mice iz?
  • baphomet (13/10/2020, 14:48) Like (19) Dislike (9) Reply
    D lodge will take care of this
  • jj (13/10/2020, 14:49) Like (31) Dislike (2) Reply
    GOD DOES NOT SLEEP.
  • Thankfull (13/10/2020, 15:08) Like (22) Dislike (3) Reply
    his mother is a praying woman
    • okay (13/10/2020, 20:03) Like (3) Dislike (9) Reply
      If she is, what this have to do with her. He’s a grown behind man. She’ll continue to pray for him while he’s in prison.
      • @ okay (13/10/2020, 21:16) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
        I think the poster referring to the deceased’s mother not the murderer.
  • Fran (13/10/2020, 15:31) Like (23) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope they found the right one who killed this poor man.
  • old (13/10/2020, 15:43) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    We black people need to live in peace. To much killing.. We must talk. It time.
  • ? (13/10/2020, 15:45) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    long run short catch in they BACKSIDE
  • Yes I (13/10/2020, 16:07) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    Great job offers
    • @yes I (13/10/2020, 19:39) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      I have my fingers cross that the four is charged. I hope the dimes that was dropped worked.
  • good news (13/10/2020, 16:24) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is good news, now officers my hope is very high, disappoint me not!!!!!
  • Yow (13/10/2020, 16:26) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Don't miss with grenadaion pitte Martinique close by lol
  • Okkkkkkk (13/10/2020, 17:31) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    @ law no dear. They arrest 3. Until they find some sort of evidence then they would be charge.
    • Really (13/10/2020, 17:53) Like (1) Dislike (12) Reply
      You cannot arrest anyone unless you charge them, you can take them in to custody for questioning but must charge if arrested.
  • backpack (13/10/2020, 17:52) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    At least we know why the guy with a gun and weed got bail....
  • Hope (13/10/2020, 18:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I hope the three is the ones who commit the crime and the Police have the evidence to hold them. IF YOU HAVE TO PUT THEM IN A WALK IN FREEZER FOR A HOUR OR WATERBOARD THEM TO EXTRACT THE TRUTH, BY ALL MEANS DO SO.
  • #baphomet (13/10/2020, 18:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well then blow breath back in he body ...hmmm god yah is the greatest...time longer than twine...enjoy ur days on earth ...lolmao
  • Should read (13/10/2020, 19:02) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    4 persons in police custody assisting with the investigation of the two recent murders that occurred in the territory last month. They are not charged
  • up top (13/10/2020, 21:00) Like (16) Dislike (8) Reply
    Mehson if it was offisland people Dem names done print out but when Dem ketch Dem own it's all hush hush poor ttola families don't want the shame on Dem for bad up bringing but hope Dem checking now and seeing is our own causing the havoc in the country awww mehson
    • Lablow (13/10/2020, 23:28) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      If your mother had balls she would be your father.
    • @up top (14/10/2020, 02:29) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Always blogging the same bxxxsxxt give it a break. Some of you like to instigate rubbish.
    • Shut Your Trap! (14/10/2020, 06:43) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      Strupes it’s OUR country and if it is OUR people they will be tried by OUR Court of Law and if found guilty go to OUR jail! End of story. What the hell is your problem?!!

      You think their names won’t be released at some point.

      Great job police! Keep up the good work, we need ALL these murders solved regardless of its OURS or THEIRS!
  • Tell us (13/10/2020, 21:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is this what we call LUCKLY 13.?
  • Thankfull (14/10/2020, 04:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    thank you okay at least you read it and understand her prayers are begin answer
  • Thanks (14/10/2020, 05:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job officers.
  • Faithful (14/10/2020, 06:09) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Justice for George and Matthew
  • nonsense (14/10/2020, 07:42) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now i know why those gun's been coming it's time to stop d killing officers u are on d right track
    • ok (14/10/2020, 08:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      @nonsense better don’t let the host of C** D**P hear you about the officers on the right track. Her hand is “better now and even trigger happy “ according to her....
  • good work (14/10/2020, 11:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Who are the Crookes from the East.


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