Two men are expected to stand trial in December for shooting a St. Lucian in the British Virgin Islands.
Sherman Williams and Jevon Demming, said to be cousins, are jointly charged with attempted murder in relation to a shooting incident outside Virgin Gorda’s Rock Cafe on September 30, 2012 that left St. Lucian native, Neil St. Rose, 37, hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds, BVI Platinum has reported.
Demming has managed to secure bail while Williams is on remand, the online newspaper reported.
BVI Platinum further reported that on September 30 about 12:50 am, it is alleged that the defendants visited Rock Cafe where a party was being held. While at the party, the defendants and St. Rose had an argument, but it was resolved by patrons who were at the event.
“According to the Crown, between 4 am and 5 am, the defendants left the dancing area of Rock Cafe and went outside to the parking lot where a fight started between Williams and St. Rose. It is alleged that at some point during the fight, Demming joined in and Williams then pulled a gun from his waist and shot St. Rose. The two men then left the scene,” the BVI Platinum report stated.
St. Rose was taken to the clinic on Virgin Gorda before he was transported to Tortola for further medical treatment at Peebles Hospital.
According to court records, St. Rose was shot in the neck, chest and abdominal, but also sustained a wound to his private part as a result of one of the three shots he received.
“The crown also contended that Williams was taken into custody on October 1, 2012 and on October 2, Demming visited the Virgin Gorda Police Station where he was informed of the allegations. Both men told police that they were in a fight with St. Rose, but did not shoot him,” Platinum reported.