Christiansted St. Croix - On Monday, October 3, 2022, at around 10:49 a.m., a Virgin Islands Superior Court Marshall, requested Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) to travel to Estate Richmond Beach, Christiansted, in the vicinity of
David Hamilton Jackson Terrace Housing Community, for an adult male with multiple stabs wounds.
CIB Detectives then traveled to investigate the incident and discovered in the investigation that Lafayette Artis, 29-years-old and the victim had an ongoing feud and Mr. Artis attacked the victim stabbing him in the upper back, and the
back of the neck.
On Thursday morning November 17, 2022, an arrest warrant was issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands for Mr. Artis. At 6:40p.m., Mr. Artis was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder. Bail was set at $100,000; Mr. Artis was unable to post
bail and was remanded to the John Bell Correctional Facility, pending his advice of rights hearing.
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