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UPDATE: Sean Martin charged with murder of Felix-Castro

Sean Martin, of Johnson’s Ghut, Tortola, has been charged with the August 10, 2018 murder of Jerry Felix-Castro. Photo: Team of Reporters
Mr Jerry Castro-Felix who lives next to the Delta Petroleum Service Station, was shot dead with a single bullet to the back of his head around 8:00 PM, on Friday August 10, 2018. VINO/File
Mr Jerry Castro-Felix who lives next to the Delta Petroleum Service Station, was shot dead with a single bullet to the back of his head around 8:00 PM, on Friday August 10, 2018. VINO/File
Man in police custody assisting Jerry Castro-Felix’s murder investigation. Photo: VINO/File
Man in police custody assisting Jerry Castro-Felix’s murder investigation. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Detectives of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) around 4:15 PM today, Saturday, August 25, 2018, confirmed that 27-year-old Sean Martin, of Johnson’s Ghut, Tortola, has been charged with the August 10, 2018, murder of Jerry Felix-Castro.

Police Commissioner, Michael B. Mathews, speaking exclusively to our news desk said, “Mr Felix-Castro was killed execution style and it was cold and calculated.”

Streets safer-CoP 

He added the, “BVI is a safer place tonight, having removed a dangerous killer from the streets…I must give thanks to our small team of local detectives who worked extremely long hours to detect this heinous crime.”  

The Commissioner who just returned from vacation noted, “I also wish to place on record my thanks to the local community who have supported this challenging investigation.”

It is unclear if police are looking for others in the murder plot.


See previous article published on August 25, 2018

Police are currently questioning a young male along with another person as their investigations continue into the murder a few weeks ago of, Jerry Castro-Felix.

Police sources close to the investigation told our newsroom, the man was held on an unrelated matter but is expected to be released.

While we have name, photo and place of work of the young local, he has not been charged with anything and may not be charged either.

A young man killed

Mr Castro-Felix who lived next to the Delta Petroleum Service Station, Pasea Estate, was shot dead with a single bullet to the back of his head around 8:00 PM, on Friday August 10, 2018.

He died immediately, according to medical sources.

Residents and family members describe the young man as quiet and friendly.  

There has been public outrage over the many murders over the last eight years in the Virgin Islands, and the lack of a crime fighting strategy from the Dr Smith led Administration via the National Security Council.

64 Responses to “UPDATE: Sean Martin charged with murder of Felix-Castro”

  • Local (25/08/2018, 12:16) Like (84) Dislike (5) Reply
    When terrible things like this happen we would love to see our police force canvassing the area and pressuring the gangs in that specific area every day, taking in people for questioning, having arm police presence there day and night keeping them uncomfortable and eventually someone will come forward and say something that can help solve the case
    • Gumption.Official (25/08/2018, 15:55) Like (54) Dislike (9) Reply
      @local I fully endorse your comment! The only people who will hit the dislike button are the individuals who’s hurting our community!
      • boy (26/08/2018, 07:11) Like (4) Dislike (31) Reply
        You always sounding like a half pum pum in these blogs
        • @gumption.officail (26/08/2018, 08:17) Like (40) Dislike (1) Reply
          @boy that’s what you are! Just a boii! When you play with puppy they look to lick your face! Unlike you who’s hiding I letting you & all the sour haters know who I am. I don’t support or condone you’ll ratchet lifestyle! Man up! Hold responsibility for yourself/ community and country! You’re either the issue or the Solutions.
    • Exactly (25/08/2018, 19:28) Like (20) Dislike (3) Reply
      It is called bringing on the heat. Sooner than later someone is going to drop the dime. Someone said the killer was laughing, wonder if he is laughing now.
    • NezRez (27/08/2018, 20:42) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      We all have to stop a minute and give a silent prayer for the family of the deceased who are grieving terribly. Let’s wait for all evidence and hope this case is solved quickly. RIP young man.
    • This will not work (28/08/2018, 15:18) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      It needs police to come in and also rotate them like every 6months or so, police with no connection to the bvi. Why cant the OT'S coperate with law enforcement in full. This is the only thing that will subdue the crime rate here. The police here are afraid because they know the criminals and vice versa plus some are corrupt. Why not rotate caribbean and U.K police too? We need police here with no connection to the bvi
  • The Real Judge (25/08/2018, 12:25) Like (31) Dislike (20) Reply
    This is silly. If you don't have anything on anyone shut your mouth and do your work. The real killer is laughing. Don't give out these kind of information until you have evidential facts. Police behaving like amateurs.
    • Jaigon (25/08/2018, 20:46) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      @The Real Judge. How do you feel now. If you do not understand police work, ask a question or otherwise shut to hell up. When a crime is committed the police are at liberty to question anyone whether suspected or not from whom they believe information can be obtained. Questioning someone does not mean that that person will be charged. Persons can be questioned and then released without charge.
  • qc (25/08/2018, 12:26) Like (40) Dislike (32) Reply
    he did not do it that is the wrong guy
    • First Fortyeight (25/08/2018, 23:46) Like (75) Dislike (0) Reply
      Point the Cops to the right guy then
    • Old Track Team Mate/Friend (26/08/2018, 05:39) Like (16) Dislike (10) Reply
      I don’t believe he kill that boy Sean isn’t like that he is always jolly and to him self and Jerry Rip u my pana this have got to be a mix up they both nice people and I’m sorry but I don’t believe Sean did this y’all police need try again!
    • tola (26/08/2018, 13:47) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      well tell us sho did it....
  • Zone 6 (25/08/2018, 16:32) Like (35) Dislike (65) Reply
    When you have a elected representative condoling this gang like saying “zone 6” just to apeal to the young people in the 6th district. And when things like this happens you can’t find her it makes you wonder.

    In my opinion this is called desperation. Anything for votes.
    • King Fisher (25/08/2018, 18:18) Like (57) Dislike (6) Reply
      If you listen to HOA you would’ve heard that she talked about it if you go on her social media you would see that she addressed it if you use to chill on the block you would see that she begged the young people to talk up to help solve this crime . So don’t type shit you don’t know
    • Fed Up (26/08/2018, 13:22) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply

      You full of sh*t stop making everything political some of them do try their best to help without alterior motives.

  • Justice awaits (25/08/2018, 17:44) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hmm, this would not be the first time that we're hearing about people being questioned after a murder. The sad thing is that we live on such a small island and we are still plagued with MANY unsolved murders. And the age of the victims make no difference to those who hold crucial information and clues on such murders....the West end shooting is a perfect example. But justice will be served one day.....until that day, the blood of the innocent victims that soaked this Earth will continue to cry out for justice
  • Mick Mars (25/08/2018, 17:58) Like (11) Dislike (3) Reply
    vino you are always first how they say you slow lol this is a sad day
  • nope (25/08/2018, 18:08) Like (14) Dislike (14) Reply
    Nooo sah!!! Ya’ll got the wrong person.
  • Young people cry (25/08/2018, 18:54) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    May God have mercy on your soul. This is one you have to life with. You can still make it right. Sad but true. .... while on the other hand the rip young soul
  • Papalin (25/08/2018, 19:01) Like (26) Dislike (5) Reply
    Very good work RVIPD very good work
  • wowww (25/08/2018, 19:02) Like (10) Dislike (7) Reply
    I know him he have a beautiful daughter, I’m shocked
  • Imagine! (25/08/2018, 19:12) Like (13) Dislike (46) Reply

    I do not understand how these people saying it's Sean when they do not have the right person you holding an innocent person and blaming him for a next man murder y'all dumb! Do y'all have evidence that this man do this murder?? If he now sue y'all a$$ for this bullsh*t y'all going say he badminded! Y'all is who does spoil people name and y'all have families as well.... stop y'all sh*t man!

  • Concern Citizen (25/08/2018, 19:45) Like (23) Dislike (1) Reply
    @Nope, please give the police the name/names of the correct person that did this terrible crime. Coming via this medium is not the best forum. You have a civic responsibility to us. Thanks for taking action.
  • Y’all better speak up (25/08/2018, 19:59) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    Not Sean. No sah.
  • Jacperlance (25/08/2018, 20:52) Like (77) Dislike (1) Reply
    It really pains my heart that when such crimes occurred everyone is mute, no one ever sees anything but as soon as the police arrest someone in suspicion people are bold enough to blogged, “oh they pick up the wrong man, it’s not him, they have the wrong person” they know all that but yet cannot come forward and give a clue as to who the right person is.
    • OK Then (26/08/2018, 06:30) Like (50) Dislike (1) Reply
      Since they know it’s the wrong man, tell the popo who the right man/woman/people is. Simple solution and problem solved.
  • sad (25/08/2018, 21:19) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    Oh no unbelievable
  • Yes (26/08/2018, 07:54) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Based on behaviour and personality traits this just do not make no sense. Both humble persons. I would really like to see how this unfold
    • Just saying (27/08/2018, 07:35) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sweet heart, personality trait has nothing to do with the propensity to commit murder. I once know someone who murdered another person and he was the most quiet soul you could find. Really sweet guy. Even when he admitted it, I still could not believe that he was capable of such a thing. Well, he surely was guilty. He did the crime and the time.
  • justice (26/08/2018, 07:54) Like (79) Dislike (3) Reply
    U all folks that are saying “ not him, they have the wrong guy” need to shut up and stop putting your hands in the fire for these criminals. Today we cannot put our hands in the fire for our own children because we do not know what they’re into and what they’re doing. He has an opportunity to prove his Innocence in Court.
    Let’s re-track the incident at East End the other day.
    The guy whose leg was badly damaged was working for the Civil Court. If he wasn’t caught in the act, u all would have said the same thing about him, “they have the wrong guy.”
    People wake up and stop being a fooled by the innocent faces and the work they do and allow Justice to be served and get these criminal off the street so the country can go back to how it used to be.
    Too much wicked people in Tortola, young and old.
    • Jus jackanal tice (26/08/2018, 09:07) Like (0) Dislike (21) Reply
      You feel big you have wifi and no friends. You like talk fam. Relax
    • wake up (26/08/2018, 09:35) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
      The very persons in the justice system who are there to protect and serve and defend are breaking the law
    • Sad, but Maybe True (27/08/2018, 07:46) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are so right with the example in East End. Even the people who beat him and removed the mask could not fathom that he could do such a thing. Please let justice run its course in this case.
  • musa (26/08/2018, 08:08) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
    2 mothers with out their son
  • Gumption.Official (26/08/2018, 08:24) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    It’s sad! So many persons are on here and on Facebook saying it’s the wrong man it’s the wrong man. Yet their hiding the right man while trying to get (the other man free and clear his name. This place is filled with a lot of ratchet chicken heads with out heads. Someone you’ll need to seriously give life a think ovver!
  • guy hill (26/08/2018, 09:03) Like (30) Dislike (2) Reply
    He added the, “BVI is a safer place tonight, having removed a dangerous killer from the streets…I must give thanks to our small team of local detectives who worked extremely long hours to detect this heinous crime.”

    So says the newly appointed COP. OK. Kudos to you and your team. Question? Are we any safer? Are the streets safer? I would argue NO they are not. Until Martin is found GUILTY, the BVI has about 49 unsolved murders since 1990. The politician doesn't talk about them. The Clergy doesn't talk about them. The influential business people doesn't talk about them. The so-called prominent in this society doesn't talk about them, but all speak in hushed tones in their comfort zones and point fingers while making no attempt to address this vicious cycle of violence. Seize the time.
  • Y'all sound ignorant bad! (26/08/2018, 09:27) Like (7) Dislike (15) Reply
    How can y'all compare the two when evidence is not handed as to why they hold him up in the first place.... what evidence have they put forward to prove he did it?? Was it in this or any of the other stories y'all have read?! Proof was given of the exact location he was when this incident happen and when he found out of jerry passing so how in God's name y'all going really coming to tell me I must give them the right man! If y'all so ignorant why yall who saying is he don't give the police more evidence that it's him.... all of us are humans and we quick to bash other people but don't want others to bash us! I must say this media the police and y'all that trying to bash and downcall and innocent man will really face y'all karma in due time....
    • Ignorant Bad! (26/08/2018, 12:10) Like (20) Dislike (1) Reply
      Sound like they have enough evidence to charge and lock him up to me.
    • Jerry Castro (26/08/2018, 12:18) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
      @y’all sound ignorant bad. The evidence will be presented to the court, not you. So I will advise you to present yourself to the court everyday when the trial start and listen to all the evidence, please don’t miss any. Let me remind you that this man was interviewed by police under caution. I’ll say no more.
    • Hmm (26/08/2018, 16:24) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
      U sound like his child mother, well soon to. Be my woman he’s gone i been waitin for u baby
  • PURCELL #6 (26/08/2018, 10:26) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    My heart is so sad,I just cant believe it not the Sean I know. VERY QUITE young man LORD what went wroung. with my friend/ I pray for the two families.
  • the realest (26/08/2018, 11:42) Like (3) Dislike (25) Reply
    Alot of Innocent people will fall. This sounds rather political. They pump $1Million + into improve infrastructures. They recruited a lot of police officers (of which don’t know the laws of the BVI).

    No crimes getting solved clearly shows that people aren’t doing their job within the force. Someone is getting pressured at the top which cause a chain reaction to the arrest of an innocent man.

    Never the less! The Government wasting tax payers dollars so I guess the Police Force can too. They won’t stop until somebody put a law suit on thier Uneducated a$$.

  • WOWW (26/08/2018, 12:19) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    Is him because there was about 50 people that came forward and confirmed is him, who was at the scene when he shot Jerry. Don’t let that quiet innocent face fool you.
    • Outlaw (26/08/2018, 12:39) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
      Thank you very much WOWW. Y’all ignorant bad an the realest seems to be very bitter but we can understand, bitterness always comes when reality struck close home. They either close relations or friends. But let’s face it, the alleged murder is quite, he is good, he is innocent, he don’t trouble anyone, then what is he going with so much drugs at his home? Please understand, drugs and guns, go hand in hand and drug peddlers never like to be cheated out of their drugs, it’s a life or death situation. Something to ponder on!
    • @woww (27/08/2018, 15:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      50 people keyed him, then it is him. As much as you all are trying to discredit the police, they would not have held and charge him if they did not have evidence on him. Hell, if the police charge me with a crime and I know I had nothing to do with nothing, I would make sure I fight for my freedom. So far dude is mum.
  • psycho (26/08/2018, 12:35) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    It’s the quiet ones that show one face to their family and friends acting innocent and a monster when they not looking. Many examples of this. When someone dies for eg you always how loving they were no different than someone getting lock up.
  • Jeffery Dahmer (26/08/2018, 13:40) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Don't ever judge a book by its cover my loves.
  • Lmfaooòo... (26/08/2018, 16:25) Like (5) Dislike (19) Reply

    This is seriously funny!! All y'all gonna learn soon about bashing someone that knows he is innocent! It's the very same people that say they are your friends is who come here to sh*t on your name! They only want to find out you do something to sh*t on your name... I hope when push comes to shove when this is all over with I hope the sorry can come out y'all mouth quicker than it did to bash his name.... as I said people are built similar alike and just today I saw a guy that built and look just the same like him in a black shirt and black pants so please inform me on why they the police said they will zoom in on the person face to see if it's him?? This sh*t is funny I got to laugh! When tmr comes and they let Sean go because they are not sure it is him n they did not find any gun at his residence neither was there gun powder on his clothes please y'all please make sure y'all can apologize to him the same way y'all was quick to bash him!

    • Hmmmm (26/08/2018, 18:32) Like (19) Dislike (1) Reply
      The Police does not lay charges unless there is strong evidence. Let's wait for the court appearance tomorrow. He may well be innocent in the end but there must be a reason for the Police to not only question him but to lay charges.
    • hi (27/08/2018, 16:38) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      You said "when tmr comes and they let Sean go because they are not sure it is him..." It's the 27th August, do you want to try for the 28th?
    • question (27/08/2018, 16:42) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      You stated "they did not find any gun at his residence neither was there gun powder on his cloths..." Why would he be wearing the same cloths of the night of the murder? You don't sound to smart, you are probable a friend or a family member of the accused.
  • like i said (27/08/2018, 10:41) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    There is no justice/pity for the victim(s) of crime. The alleged murderer (s) are always well support by people who believe they did not commit the crime. The thing is, most people are saying "they got the wrong man" but what is the alleged offender saying for himself?
  • (27/08/2018, 12:58) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    This can’t be true. I taught this young man twice. He was always such a pleasant young man. I was so proud to see him holding down a job at the bank. If you didn’t do this, I pray God reveals the truth. If you did, I pray you find God because something has to be wrong.
  • Sean former c.w. (29/08/2018, 13:52) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Ayo please free my pardna and former coworker understand this coulda been anybody. But not Sean, not he.ok. He is not this kinda person. Ayo police and this community need to get ayo facts straight before ayo start pointing fingers at people.
  • Jackel pu$$y (01/09/2018, 18:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Damn, I thought I was bad..... can’t judge the book by the cover

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