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USVI man set to take plea deal in rape trial shot dead

June 12th, 2019 | Tags: Link Baltimore Jr plea deal shot dead VIPD rape
Mr Link Baltimore Jr was shot multiple times about the body at the home in Concordia, Frederiksted, St Croix, on June 11, 2019. Photo: VIC
VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— One of four men arrested in 2017 for his involvement in the East End Rape incident that rocked St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) was found shot to death inside a house in Frederiksted at about 10:38am on Tuesday June 11, 2019, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte confirmed to The Consortium.

Link Baltimore Jr was arrested in May 2017 along with three other young men and charged with first-degree rape, kidnap for rape, third-degree burglary, unauthorised possession of a stolen vehicle, and first-degree robbery. He was set to enter a plea deal on June 21, 2019 according to public records.

Mr Baltimore was shot multiple times about the body at the home in Concordia, Frederiksted, and was found inside the house. Police sources say the shooting had all the hallmarks of an execution.

The VIPD said the incident is being investigated by the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation and Major Crime units.

Mr Baltimore was identified by next of kin. He was 20.

Do you have information that may lead to the arrest of those involved in this killing? The V.I.P.D. is asking that you call Crime Stoppers USVI with an anonymous tip here. You may also contact the VIPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-778-2211.

3 Responses to “USVI man set to take plea deal in rape trial shot dead”

  • west (12/06/2019, 17:39) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh no justice came too fast
  • legal team (12/06/2019, 20:17) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sometimes I wonder if young people wake up every day and think of how they can harm each other.He is 20,which means in 2017 he was 18,but up and about committing heinous crime against a woman..
    Hope he rest in peace..
  • rock (12/06/2019, 22:09) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    That's how you do r@ts bvi man dem stop play with dem


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