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Woman dies after allegedly being struck in head by boyfriend

August 30th, 2018 | Tags:
40-year-old Christopher Smith, was later remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advisement hearing. Photo: VI CONSORTIUM

LERKENLUND , St Thomas, USVI — Police on Wednesday (August 29, 2018) arrested a man and charged him with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime, after investigators determined that the man had struck and killed his girlfriend several days earlier, VIPD Public Information Officer, Glen Dratte has announced.

According to Mr Dratte, on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at approximately 5:06 PM, officers were dispatched to Lerkenlund in St. Thomas in reference to an unresponsive female.

Upon their arrival, the officers observed an unresponsive female on the floor of the apartment, Mr Dratte said.

Emergency medical technicians were present on the scene and concluded that the female did not have any vital signs.

Mr Dratte said police spoke with the boyfriend, identified as 40-year-old Christopher Smith, as part of their investigation. Mr Smith said he woke up the morning of August 25, 2018, and found his girlfriend unresponsive, according to police.

However, an autopsy performed on Tuesday revealed that the victim, identified by next of kin as 35-year-old Regina Powell, had suffered blunt trauma to the head area and died. With the new information in their possession, VIPD officers arrested Mr Smith pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Court of the Virgin Islands.

He was later remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advisement hearing, according to Mr. Dratte.

19 Responses to “Woman dies after allegedly being struck in head by boyfriend”

  • BRAD BOYNES (31/08/2018, 04:52) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    All this for what?
    Condolences to the Powell family.

    Young MAN you need to have a very serious talk with God and change your deformed life.
  • SMH (31/08/2018, 06:30) Like (34) Dislike (4) Reply
    I do not understand why women continue to degrade themselves by picking up losers.
  • GT (31/08/2018, 06:52) Like (68) Dislike (2) Reply
    I saw a video on Facebook with her sister ranting and raging, cussing tola people to stop it because her sister was not murdered. Wonder what is she saying now. You can just look at that face and see he is a criminal. What the hell that sweet girl was doing with him.
  • school chirren (31/08/2018, 07:04) Like (43) Dislike (0) Reply
    And the sister blast tola people saying xyz making it sound as if nothing go so.. One thing bout Tortola school children the story might not be exact how they put it but it always have a truth.may her sister continue to siep in heaven now she need apologize to the public from making her self look as an ass.
    • jj (31/08/2018, 21:12) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
      @school chirren - Sorry but she can't make herself look like what she is. She will always be a damn Jacka$$.
    • Asshishs (30/11/2018, 10:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      That poor seeet girl. May her soul rest peacefully
      As for the loud mouth sister she's an ASS
  • Help (31/08/2018, 07:09) Like (50) Dislike (2) Reply
    As a woman, I would never date something that looks like that.
  • See (31/08/2018, 09:24) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    in her head? He needs to bury close to the entrance of hell. But I’m not his judge.
  • Domestic violence is real (31/08/2018, 09:39) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was not the first lick she received from his hands. But is surely was her last. People staying in abusive relationships is not right. We need to speak up.
  • Jessica Jones (31/08/2018, 10:31) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    This poor woman, been an outcast from young. Now look at this. RIP Regina. No more suffering.
    • eh (31/08/2018, 14:52) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      Prayers go out to her loved ones. This is quite sad. I don't know about her being an outcast but she was very tough, independent, and mature in her youth.
  • Joc (31/08/2018, 15:29) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw her sister on fb. girl you need to seek counseling as it is clear you have some other issues that crazy video was not neccessary. Condolence to the Powell family.
  • flUffy (31/08/2018, 15:33) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Imagine this!!the same day your father was laying his uncle Professor to rest they finding your lifeless body.Wow!sleep on in eternal peace threw you many obstacles and you overcame them only to depart life this way.RHEA!! PLEASE BE HUMBLE.your ranting was not have always been and will continue to be a BULLY.let your sisters death be an eye opener.
  • St.Thomas (31/08/2018, 17:22) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    She was looking for love in all the wrong places. Poor lady should have never got caught up with the JAMAICAN TRASH. He bludgeoned her to death while she was.asleep. Be it he is here legal or not, his A++ is going to feel the wrath when he is in general population. In the US JAMAICANS is not liked.For real, people in America do not like or care for JAMAICANS. They take their barbaric ways wherever they go,
  • @Jessica Jones (31/08/2018, 18:04) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why you say that about her, she was a nice young beautiful woman full life, not because one might had a misfortune early in life that means they are outcast. Some ppl just make the wrong choices not really about a negative outcome. This young lady was a daughter, mother, sister, niece, cousin and many many friends and believe the holy Jehovah. So don't put her in a bad light. My Condolences to my Friend Jacket and the rest of the Family. TOLA BOY
    • Jessica Jones (31/08/2018, 21:07) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
      Sorry, not to putting her in a bad light. She was a good person but she just wasn't treated good in her younger years by people who should have, and it's really sad.
  • Claire (02/09/2018, 19:55) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    She could nt fine any thing better than that
  • Thelightinthesky (11/02/2019, 07:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest in paradise

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