Board to consider parole for 39 V.I. inmates
Published: May 28, 2014
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ST. CROIX - The Virgin Islands Parole Board is preparing to hold hearings next week where they will consider the release, parole revocation or continued incarceration of more than three dozen inmates serving sentences for violent crimes, including murder and rape.
Darien Wheatley, Parole Board coordinator, said in a release this week that the hearings will begin at 9:15 a.m. at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility beginning June 2 through June 5.
On the list of 39 inmates to be considered for parole are a number of inmates who had previously appeared before the board but had been denied.
Nathaniel Hazel, a convicted murderer who was pulled from the hearing list in December is now scheduled to appear again.
Other inmates coming up for parole for at least the third time include convicted murderers Lloyd Canegata; rapists Peter Bellot, Conrad Brooks and Hubert Rhymer.
The board will also hear a plea by Gregory Turbe who has served a portion of is 15-year sentence on a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm as a habitual offender.
While in prison, Turbe was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment; first-degree assault; and firearm charges following a shooting inside the prison in 2007, during which Turbe was accused of shooting four fellow inmates. Those inmates refused to cooperate with police in the investigation, and the prosecution was forced to dismiss the charges.
Among the list of people to be considered for the third time in a year are:
- DeShaune Harrigan, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the mid-day killing of Jason Caroll on May 23, 2000, on Main Street on St. Thomas.
- Marvin Dominguez, who was convicted of brutally killing his girlfriend, Ann Patricia Haumacher, at their Smithfield, Frederiksted, apartment in 1999 then burying her in the back yard.
The parole board is responsible for review hearings on inmates who have been serving prison sentences locally, as well as those who have been sentenced in the District Court by a federal judge.
Wheatley said the board is extending a public invitation for anyone who is interested in giving information about any of the inmates, or who wishes to testify at the hearing.
Anyone interested in providing information must submit written comments at least 24 hours before the hearing, expressing their desire to speak.
Because of the sensitive nature of some of the cases, or the nature of the victim-impact statements, the hearings create an atmosphere that should be protected, so the hearings have not been and are still not open to the public, but they are open to anyone who wants to testify, Wheatley said.
Anyone interested in submitting written comments or requests to testify can send then to Darien Wheatley, Parole Board Coordinator, V.I. Justice Department, 34-38 Kronprindsens Gade, GERS Complex, Second Floor, St. Thomas, V.I., 00802-5712. Comments and requests to testify also can be faxed to 774-9710. Contact Wheatley by phone at 774-5666.
- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.June 2
Lyndon Fredericks Second-degree murder, gun possession
Jose Acevedo Grand larceny
Dillon Viera Attempted murder, weapon possession
Clint Estick First-degree assault, weapon possession
Jose Serrano Unlawful sexual contact
Gamba Potter Firearm possession
Conrad Brooks Aggravated rape
Thomas Freeland Second-degree murder
Tomasito Santiago Rape, first-degree assault
Peter Bellot Aggravated rape
Akimo Smith Second-degree robbery
Kitson Jarvis Burglary, robbery, assault
Pedro Carrillo Drug possession, parole revocation
Marvin Dominguez Second-degree murder
Adrian Santiago Second-degree murder
Nathaniel Hazell Second-degree murder
Eugene Monsanto Jr. Gun possession
Lloyd Canegata Second-degree murder
Jerome Felicien First-degree burglary
Jameel Burke First-degree assault
Jason Felix Gun possession
Sotero Sanes First-degree rape, burglary
Heskett John Second-degree murder, parole revocation
Amon Thomas Drug possession
Lorne Davis Second-degree murder, parole violation
Roger Edwards Aggravated rape
Hubert Rhymer Aggravated rape, kidnapping
Akeem Herbert First-degree assault
Asha Felix First-degree assault
Luis Rivera Attempted robbery
John Julian Gumbs Fraud
Nathaniel Thomas Drug possession
Deshaune Harrigan Second-degree murder
Julio Perez Second-degree murder
Jason Stephen First-degree assault
Gregory Turbe Gun possession
Wilfredo Diaz Manslaughter, assault
Raudette Christopher Third-degree assault
Ajani Brathwaite Gun possession