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Man Arrested, Again, in Connection With Girlfriend's Shooting Death

Adding a dramatic twist to an already tragic story, police on St. Thomas Tuesday arrested 27-year-old St. Thomas native Sidone Nathan Lake for the shooting death of his 18-year-old girlfriend, Kalelia Vanterpool.

Lake was originally arrested by police the morning of Feb. 18, when VIPD officers arrived at Oswald Harris Court housing community and found Vanterpool dead from a gunshot. Lake originally told police that there had been a struggle with the handgun and that Vanterpool’s death was an accident.

Initially Lake was only arrested for possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of marijuana.

After being released on bail for the original charges, Lake was arrested again Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Vanterpool. He was held without bail pending his advice of rights hearing.

“Good police work requires meticulous investigation, and although the suspect was detained the day of the shooting, the investigators opted to build a solid case with supporting forensic evidence before making the arrest,” Police Commissioner Novelle Francis said in a statement Tuesday.

“Their approach to this case will help to ensure a guilty verdict,” he said.

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