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Mentally challenged Walter Springette charged in SCB shooting probe

- Springette was allegedly the person who shot a man on Tuesday, June 6 in SCB
According to a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force today, June 9, 2023, Walter Springette, 37, of Sea Cows Bay was charged yesterday with wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm. Photo: BVI Platinum News
Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department have charged Walter Springette, a man believed to be of unstable mind, in connection with a shooting in Sea Cows Bay on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Photo: VINO/File
Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department have charged Walter Springette, a man believed to be of unstable mind, in connection with a shooting in Sea Cows Bay on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Photo: VINO/File
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI– Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department have charged a man believed to be of unstable mind in connection with a shooting in Sea Cows Bay on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, a story carried by this news centre.

According to a press release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force today, June 9, 2023, Walter Springette, 37, of Sea Cows Bay was charged yesterday with wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm.

“His arrest follows investigations into a shooting in Sea Cows Bay early Tuesday evening resulting in one man being injured. The victim reported to the hospital with a single wound to his bac,” the RVIPF stated in the press release.

Springette will appear before the Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting.

Police said investigations into the matter are ongoing.

According to unconfirmed reports reaching our newsroom, Springette was seen with a firearm and another man attempted to disarm him but ended up being wounded instead.

43 Responses to “Mentally challenged Walter Springette charged in SCB shooting probe”

  • Dah Asssssssssssssssss (09/06/2023, 17:37) Like (9) Dislike (13) Reply
    In real trouble this time
  • jj (09/06/2023, 17:50) Like (27) Dislike (2) Reply
    Walter needs help
  • LISTEN UP (09/06/2023, 17:54) Like (46) Dislike (4) Reply
    Walter may be mentally unstable and retarded but he knows exactly where and who he got the gun from.
  • Worker (09/06/2023, 18:32) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    What really
  • Pull up (09/06/2023, 18:32) Like (47) Dislike (8) Reply
    there is not enough funds to adequately deal with the mentally challenge throughout the society but more than enough dollars to host social parties
  • I know Walter (09/06/2023, 18:35) Like (44) Dislike (1) Reply
    Walter is actually a very smart person. He understands that our society is selfish and greedy and most people take more than they need.

    Walter needs a job doing cool stuff like farming or adventure tourism!

    Take care Walter, you are a good person with kindness inside. You been through rough times and still strive to be positive and overcome adversity.

    Please don’t send Walter back to balsome ghut. He needs a job.
    • @I Know Walter (09/06/2023, 19:05) Like (39) Dislike (2) Reply
      You are so on point! People calling Walter crazy and stupid, he is none of these things. He is quite handy with his work and if you talk to him he can hold a good conversation with you; he knows things. People just see him out there and judge him. A lot of his behavior is reaction to mistreatment and lack of proper developmental care. You give Walter a job, he will work, just don't abuse and use him or he will react in an unkind manner. Please stop dealing Walter drugs! You know who you are!
      Walter will tell you the honest truth, you all hearing a biased report. That boy in the hospital abused Walter with that gun. Walter fought back and got it from him and used it on him but in a different manner. Walter is no fool, stop treating him like one! I wish him all the best and I hope that his one sister who always looking out for him never gives up on her brother. He is a good guy. And I believe if he cleans up his act he will be a productive member of this society again. I wish him all the best!
      • @I know Walter. (11/06/2023, 01:04) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
        He was one of the best and most loyal worker to work at the solid waste dept. They need to give him back his job and I could bet my last dollar he won't be a bother to anyone.
  • @ LISTEN UP (09/06/2023, 18:37) Like (7) Dislike (15) Reply
  • ... (09/06/2023, 18:39) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    some body tool he have check his brother
  • Thanks (09/06/2023, 18:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
  • The question is (09/06/2023, 18:47) Like (20) Dislike (9) Reply
    The dude was shot in the back, how is it that the dude was trying to disarm Walter and he end up getting shot in the back.was it that dude could not get the gun out of Walter hand and he took off running and Walter shot him in the back?
    • Exactly (09/06/2023, 20:00) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
      I may be wrong but I am thinking the same thing. If you are trying to disarm someone obviously you are facing each other grabbing for the gun and if the gun discharge you would get hit in the torso or stomach or even the leg or foot. The odd part is how he ended up getting shot in the back. Maybe the guy did lose grip of the gun and went to run and Walter shot him in the back. The only two people that can answer that question is Walter and the guy that got shot in the back.
  • Walter stronger than the dude (09/06/2023, 19:25) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Where or who train Walter to use a gun?
  • This it what will happen (09/06/2023, 19:50) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    If Walter or another mentality unstable person end up killing someone they are going to get a mental certificate and put in a mental institution. I try to avoid anyone that is mentality unstable sans they can snap at any moment. When the one was smashing vehicles with the iron rod some of you were laughing about security run and where was security. Can you blame them? He would have turn the iron rod on them and start beating them like he was beating the car’s windshield. When mentality unstable people flip out for some reason they develop extra strength.
  • Hmmmmm (09/06/2023, 20:54) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
    They know walter ain't dhot anyone let that guy tell the truth
  • Crap (09/06/2023, 21:04) Like (38) Dislike (4) Reply
    I believe Walter took the man gun from him and capped him. Walter ain walking around with no damn gun to shoot nobody and yall know this!
  • Real Talk (09/06/2023, 21:09) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Was the fire arm recovered ?is mr springette in his mental capacity to be charged? Was this report througly investigated ?
  • tola (09/06/2023, 21:11) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
    I don't believe this story
  • The strange part is (09/06/2023, 22:07) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some is saying the one that people is calling the Good Samaritan is the one that started the whole thing, he draw the gun on Walter to intimidate him and Walter for some reason manage to get the gun, dude took off running and Walter blast him in the back.
  • Set Walter free (09/06/2023, 22:45) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    As others has said before Walter is helpful etc but for the most he always had his pants half way down his ass have you ever seen a gun, have he ever heard of him waving one around? The young man knows what he's into, but he felt he could have gone around Walter playing the ass, but he's the first of others what's going to get what's coming to them set of nuisance

    Let Walter go free...if ask what happen he will try to explain himself just have lil patience
  • Set Walter free (09/06/2023, 22:51) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Check the finger prints on the bullets cause some these youngest stupid like that
  • Who know knows (09/06/2023, 23:22) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Walter should not be the victim in this case
    • Styler (10/06/2023, 15:24) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Agreed Walter did not commit this act they using him go look for the individual and check the finger prints plenty please
  • I have come across (10/06/2023, 00:30) Like (1) Dislike (9) Reply
    A few people in my time but u would say this Walter is not that far off as people got him to be.

    There's a lot of story behind this incident and unless you know people close the situation there will be a lot of hear say.

    SCB got action lately. Man chopping man with machete, lady hiding man for 2 years and now man getting shot by the mental.

    I need get some popcorn and just sit and wait for the next big thing ????????????????????
  • Free Walter (10/06/2023, 01:11) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    He was defending himself, yall got the story all mixed up
  • HMMM (10/06/2023, 01:18) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Walter got.the gun from the same.person he shot.
  • Street CI (10/06/2023, 06:20) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    That is what I am hearing also. The one that got shot pull the gun on Walter first as a joke they tussle for the gun and it ended up in Walter hand, the guy try to dip and Walter maybe out of fear shot him in the back as he was running away. The one that got shot need to tell the truth as to what happen.
  • more (10/06/2023, 06:47) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    They are always beating up this guy for nothing. I once saw 3 guys jump this dude and beat him up from what I saw he did nothing, thank God a big dude stepped in and helped him. So, maybe these are the reasons why he had to get a gun for his own protection maybe just tired of getting beat up and taking advantage of...At times we have to relax, step back, think a little, and ask.Why?.
  • end of story (10/06/2023, 07:07) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Man pull gun on mentality unstable man, mentally unstable man over power guy with gun and grab gun, man took off running, mentally unstable man put a cap in man that was running away back. End of story. Can’t be out here pulling out Blicks on anyone be it they are unstable or to intimidate.
  • RealPol (10/06/2023, 07:31) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    It seems to be an acknowledgement that Mr. Springette is mentally ill. If so , he needs medical help . Instead, he is being fling in jail and treated as a stable individual. Time served, he will be probably be tun loose on the streets again. Locking him up without treatment is neither helping him nor the community. We have a tendency to ignore problems in the community with the hope that in time they will fix themselves and go away. That is wishful thinking. A community not only comprises the good but also the bad and the ugly. This is the reality and we have to deal with all. Mentally issue is not one of those problems that goes away with delay, procrastination, or overcome by events(IBE). It requires proactive action.
  • Yes (10/06/2023, 10:24) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The B.V.I government need to build a mental institution, so that the mentally impaired have somewhere to be housed. Something needs to be done Mr. Premier, please help them before someone gets hurt, we just can’t have these people roaming in the community like that. They can be reformed.
  • .... (10/06/2023, 10:29) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Police Wrong for charging Walter cant get shoot in ur back trying to disarm someone...Walter the have one three pants and non never on his waist so where would the gun be held..shit just totally out of character
  • Real Talk (10/06/2023, 12:05) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    From time to time currently Before all this i would see him in his neighborhood picking up the trash all over like he's employed at S.W.D But for some reason wasn't he at one point?
  • My only comment (10/06/2023, 12:09) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    First I will say, please don’t mistreat Walter in jail, he was only defending himself from a bully. I have seen on many occasions how he is jumped on and pushed around by others that think because he is slow it is ok to treat him in that manner. The guy that got shot should be the one in jail, he instigated the whole thing. Walter don’t have any money to buy a gun, even the guys that sells guns WILL NOT SELL A GUN TO WALTER because that is going to lead back to them and they don’t want that type of heat on their back, so get that straight. DUDE PULL OUT THE GUN TO SCARE OR INTIMIDATE WALTER BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS TROUBLING WALTER OR PICKING ON HIM AND LAYING THEIR HANDS ON HIM. THE MAN DRAW ON WALTER FIRST AND THEY TUSSEL, WALTER RETRIEVE THE GUN, THE MAN TOOK OFF RUNNING PERHAPS TO GET ANOTHER GUN AND WALTER POP HIM IN THE BACK. YOU KEEP MESSING WITH PEOPLE THINKING THEY ARE SLOW OR WEAK AND CANNOT STAND UP FOR THEMSELVES EVENTUALLY THEY ARE GOING TO EXPLODE ON YOU. AGAIN, THE ONE THAT GOT SHOT SHOULD BE THE ONE SITTING IN JAIL FOR HAVING AN ILLEGAL GUN NOT WALTER. PLEASE DONOT MISTREAT HIM IN JAIL BECAUSE HE WAS ONLY DEFENDING HIMSELF FROM A BULLY.
  • Gucci is a rat (10/06/2023, 14:41) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    So if somebody pull a gun on me and i take it and shoot them I could get charged ? Wow
  • Gucci is a rat (10/06/2023, 14:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    So if somebody pull a gun on me and I take it and shoot them i could get charged ? Wow
  • Police ????‍♂️ (10/06/2023, 22:26) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I have had the opportunity to speak to Walter outside of my job and he is an awesome person. He can hold a conversation but you got to know how to take to him. Don’t see him for his disability and he will surprise you. I once spoke to him about the cutlass drama he always involved in and he told me people keep troubling him. I am not able to put my views on this matter given my position but I DO HOPE that proper investigation reveal the truth. Law and Police should ALWAYS seek the trust not a guilty conviction. Investigate the “victim” also!
  • YOLO (13/06/2023, 14:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Ya the only see sh** in tola

  • hmm! (14/06/2023, 16:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Springette will appear before the Magistrate’s Court at the next available sitting". The system has failed when it comes to caring for the mentally ill. Now it wants to have a mental person in court, you can clearly see who that is mad!!!!!

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