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Police: Pair Confess to STX Highway Homicide

The V.I. Police on Saturday arrested 23-year-old Effrail Jones, Jr. and 21-year-old Estefani Rodriquez and said the two of them confessed to shooting and killing 20-year-old Reynisha Juanita Rivera on Sept. 12 on the Melvin Evans Highway on St. Croix.

The arrests took place at 7:09 a.m. Sept. 26. They each were charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, carrying a firearm openly or concealed during the commission of a crime of violence, possession of ammunition, and discharging or aiming a firearm.

Officers of the Criminal Investigation and Special Operations Bureaus executed search warrants at a residence and found a firearm and ammunition.

Bail for Jones and Rodriquez was set at $1 million each. They were unable to post bail and were

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turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending their advice of rights hearings.


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