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 Pia
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Thought I would start a new thread for all who have given up following the "Truth in Forums" thread because of all the bitc**** going on.

Have heard that an arrest was made last night at 9:30pm - again not 100% that it is not another rumor but will let you know for sure as soon as I hear.

Pia

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 11:06 am
(@chris-at-work)
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Thanks pia

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 11:09 am
(@Weary)
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So the news is that maybe there was an arrest or maybe it's just another rumor?

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 11:11 am
(@connie)
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Thanks Pia, I hope it's true. Keep us updated.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 11:12 am
(@CShell)
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I did post asking if it were true as friends on STT had shared with me via phone this am that they had "heard" an arrest had been made late last nite. EastEnder was kind enough to verify that on the thread "Truth" and that it is in the Daily News. That's a very good ting!

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 11:15 am
(@Levin)
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I do hope that you all are as happy when they finallly arrest the person who kill the black government worker who was murdered in the st. Peterborg area.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 12:25 pm
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Yes my dearest Levin, I will be most happy when they catch that felon also.

I will also be happy when OJ finds the murder of his wife and the Goldman kid.

I will also be oh so very happy when YOU are no longer my conscience. That way I can once again hate in peace.

/okay sweetie

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 12:51 pm
(@levin)
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Promoguy

You are the hater here. truth just burns doesn't ? As I said before, if this was a balck kid you all wouldn't be that interesting in this murder.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 1:00 pm
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Actually, the truth will set you free and I feel the wind beneath my wings.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 1:17 pm
 Pia
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The news appears in todays (8-4-07) Daily News that an arrest was made last evening at 9:30pm. He is being held at this time without the possibility of bail and will appear on Monday before a VI Superior Court Judge.

Good news all around

Pia

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 1:53 pm
 Pia
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And the unofficial news from "another" forum is that there are 2 more in custody.

Pia

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 3:24 pm
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It's on the website now...

An 18-year-old St. John man was arrested late Friday and charged with stabbing to death Jamie Cockayne, a 21-year-old tourist killed after leaving a Cruz Bay bar in June.

Kamal "Six Pack" Thomas of Gifft Hill was taken into custody at 9:30 p.m. on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence.

Thomas is being detained without the option of posting bail. He will face a V.I. Superior Court judge on Monday.

The Cockayne murder case has brought a frenzy of media attention from the U.S. mainland onto the territory and St. John - an island that has seen only three murders since 2000 - in particular.

After a month without an arrest in their son's violent slaying in the early morning hours of June 19, Cockayne's parents became increasingly vocal, engaging in a media campaign to publicize the case. They claimed police shut them out of the investigation and did not appear to be following all leads aggressively.

Several unfavorable news reports on television affiliates in Pennsylvania and Florida, and in newspapers and blogs, questioned the safety of tourists visiting St. John and the competence of the V.I. Police Department.

On Tuesday, Police Commissioner James McCall promised an arrest in an interview with The Daily News.

Later that day, Bill and Jeanie Cockayne, the slain man's parents, and their lawyer, Sean Summers, appeared on Fox News Channel's "On The Record With Greta Van Susteren."

On national television, the family invoked memories of Natalee Holloway, the 18-year-old Alabama girl who drew headlines after she disappeared in May 2005 during a graduation trip to Aruba. The Holloway case was a severe blow to that island's tourism industry.

The Cockaynes told Van Susteren that even if an arrest comes, they have no faith there will be a successful prosecution because they have heard police blunders might have compromised evidence. They said they would like to see federal authorities take over the case.

Jamie Cockayne planned on going to work as a sailing instructor at the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda.

The night he was killed just up the street from the Jurgen Command police station, Cockayne was still on St. John waiting for his employment papers to be approved by the British Virgin Islands government. The night of the murder, Cockayne's mother was also on St. John; the family planned to buy a retirement home on the island.

The family hired a private detective after they became frustrated with what they perceived to be a lack of interest or effort by the Police Department.

Summers said that, based on information obtained by the private investigators, police should have had enough evidence about the fatal stabbing to amount to probable cause for an arrest.

Through the private investigation, the family learned that the 21-year-old Pennsylvania native was drunk when he got into an argument with two men at Front Yard Bar, next door to the St. John police station, Summers said.

After the argument, the two men followed Cockayne out of the bar and up the hill, Summers said.

Just before 12:30 a.m., the killers hit Cockayne over the head with a two-by-four, then stabbed him seven times. He was dead by the time police arrived.

No other arrests in the case had been made by presstime early Saturday morning.

- Contact Joseph Tsidulko at 774-8772 ext. 332 or e-mail [email protected].

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 5:27 pm
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It would appear to me that STJ has a "gang" problem, not unlike the USA. This is very say news for such a small populated island.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 6:11 pm
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Have travelled over 12 years and no sight of anything that looked like a gang problem. And living in Los Angeles I know what a gang problem is.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 6:18 pm
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Hey Promo...I know what you're saying, but gang problems sneak up on you in very small areas. We here are having major gang problems spilling over from CA. When code names are being used, that's a gang name. Did you notice any grafitti when you were last there?

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 6:22 pm
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If there really was a gang problem, you'd see it during carnival season but nothing. No colors, no signs. I'd go as far as to say that even on St Thomas there isn't a gang problem as we in the city understand it.

What you're more likely to find is a few thugs hanging out together looking for trouble.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 6:48 pm
(@ms information)
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While I do not like the idea of threats, it appears to me that the USVI government was forced to "get of it's ###" and do something. The threat of another Aruba fomented by the dullards from fox and other talking heads forced the government to to force the cops to go out and arrest the guys that they already knew were guilty. Thank you to the family who cared about justice.

We all know that the local cops are useless. They refuse to make arrests, black or white because they are lazy or compromised by local ties. We should all try to make that change. Thank you Mr Governor for finally listening.

Oh, by the way "a few thugs hanging out together looking for trouble" IS A GANG.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 7:55 pm
(@traveller)
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Jezze - even when they seem to do something right, they get spit on!

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 8:06 pm
(@promoguy)
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Yeah, maybe a gang in the hamlet YOU come from.

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 8:29 pm
(@dreamconch)
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Is this a gang spitting contest??

 
Posted : August 4, 2007 8:44 pm
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