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Oct. 1, 2001 — Two 21-year-old inmates at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix have been arrested for the murder of a fellow convict a week ago.
Miguel Lebron, 27, of St. Croix died after being stabbed in his cell on Sept. 22 by an assailant wielding a homemade weapon.
Louis Lopez and Juan Carlos Crispin were arrested for the crime over the weekend, according to V.I. Police Captain Jeremy Swan. He said both were charged with first-degree murder.
Both Lopez and Crispin are maximum-security prisoners, already serving life sentences.
Lebron, who was housed in the minimum-security section of Golden Grove, was nine years into a 13-year sentence for aggravated child abuse. He was awaiting a parole hearing at the time he was murdered.
Last week, V.I. Attorney General Iver Stridiron said that anyone convicted of the murder would be "exiled" to Wallens Ridge State Prison in Virginia. Wallens Ridge is a maximum-security facility where inmates are confined to their cells for up to 23 hours a day.
Golden Grove has a maximum-security wing, but it is a medium-security prison.

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