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Breaking News / News / Virgin Islands / November 17, 2014

Update 2:

The VI Consortium has learned that Javier de Jesus, 54, was the victim of a fatal stabbing early Monday morning on Company Street in St. Croix. Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress and when they arrived, they found de Jesus lying unresponsive on the ground in the building where the incident took place.

The VI Consortium’s reporting of Mr. de Jesus’ untimely death is in no way politically motivated. He is widely known as an avid Christensen-Ottley supporter; thus, in light of the political season, we have made known he is the victim of a crime.

Update 1:

Moments ago, the VI Consortium spoke with Franklin Johnson, territorial campaign manager for the Mapp-Potter team, and he expressed his sorrow in the death of a St. Croix man early Monday morning, along with his disappointment that local talk radio host Jimmy of 1620 AM today alluded that the stabbing death may have been politically motivated.

“I really can’t think why someone would even allude to making those types of statements,” Johnson said. “It is so wrong and irresponsible.”

Johnson went on to share several examples where the two gubernatorial camps worked amicably together while on the campaign trail.


“When we were putting up our tent, they came and assisted us with our tent; at JFK, they were putting up their tent, and our people went and assist them with their tent,” he said. “At different poll sites [on Election Day], Donna’s people had their sound system, our people had our sound system; our people would get in the road and dance, and they would get around and guard [the equipment].”

Johnson, further expanded his point by relating an encounter he had on Sunday night in St. Croix with a homeless man who asked him for a Mapp-Potter t-shirt.

“He asked me for the t-shirt and I gave him the t-shirt,” Johnson said. “Then, suppose this man is found dead tomorrow [wearing] a Mapp t-shirt, should I really believe that somebody killed him because he has a Mapp t-shirt?”

More to come as information is made available.


An ardent Donna Christensen supporter was found stabbed to death at around 5 a.m. Monday on St. Croix. Details about the killing are still sketchy, but the VI Consortium can confirm it was a male victim.

This story is developing. We will provide updates as information becomes available.

Cynthia Graham

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