Saturday, September 03, 2016

Virgin Islands: Self Defense with Gun Results in 2 Year Suspended Sentence

There are almost no legal guns in the Virgin Islands, but it has one of the highest homicide rates in the world.

ST. THOMAS — Jaheil Francis was on Monday sentenced to a two-year suspended sentence for having pleaded guilty to a gun crime in connection with a shooting death that occurred earlier this year, the Virgin Islands Department of Justice announced Monday.


Police interviewed an eyewitness who said that Francis and Rabsatt were embroiled an argument, Rabsatt pulled out a knife and swung it at Francis, according to Det. James. Rabsatt pursued Francis with the knife, Francis pulled out a gun and shot Rabsatt, discharging about five to seven shots, then left the area, according to James.

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