Noel Boyd, a 25-year-old resident of Lorraine Village, was arrested early Saturday and charged with first degree murder in a March double homicide of brothers Kayan and Kanta Payne in Christiansted.
According to the V.I. Police Department, officers from the Criminal Investigations and Special Operations Bureau, in collaboration with the Attorney General’s Office, executed a search and arrest warrant in the Croixville Apartments located in Grove Place. Boyd was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in regards to the double homicide that occurred between Morena’s Place and the Harmony Grocery Store in Christiansted.
In March, police had been received a report at 5:14 p.m. March 29 of gunfire in the vicinity of Harmony Grove Store in the Water Gut area of Christiansted. At the scene, officers discovered two men lying on the ground lifeless. The victims were later identified as 33-year-old Kayan Payne and 29-year-old Kanta Payne of Estate Grove Place. Both had sustained multiple gunshot wounds about the body. A third victim, later identified as Harold Willock Jr., sustained a gunshot wound to the foot.
Boyd’s bail was set at $1 million. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Golden Grove Correctional Facility pending his advise of rights hearing.