Dec. 29, 2004 A 21-year-old murder suspect turned himself in to police Tuesday after evading them for over a year.
Sgt. Thomas Hannah, police spokesman, said Wednesday that suspect Akimo White was arrested a little after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the downtown Charlotte Amalie station located in the Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex after walking in with an unidentified individual and giving himself up.
White is charged in connection with the June 2003 shooting death of Miguel Donastorg Sr. near the Lindqvist Beach in Smith Bay.
Donastorg, 57, was the fiancé of White's mother Desiree Raymond and was shot several times in the back of the head. At the time of his death, Donastorg had been out free on a $25,000 bail for assault charges.
"Bail for White was set at $900,000 and being unable to post bail he was remanded to the correctional facility," Hannah said.
White is the second person to be arrested in connection with this case. On June 24, 2003, police had arrested Derrick Frederick, a cousin of White, in connection with the slaying. (See "Arrest Announced in Smith Bay Killing Case ").
Both Frederick and White had been suspected at that time for slaying Donastorg, but White was able to evade the police, although "Wanted" posters had been distributed throughout the community.
According to published reports, Frederick is out free after Territorial Court Judge Brenda Holler in October declared a mistrial and dismissed the case without prejudice, which means charges against Frederick can be re-filed.
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