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Third Man Arrested in Cockayne Murder

Aug. 9, 2007 — A third suspect picked up in connection with the June 19 murder of James "Jamie" Cockayne was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on St. Thomas.
Police Commissioner James H. McCall identified the individual as Anselmo Boston, who has been listed in court documents as having been involved in an argument with Cockayne at the Front Yard Bar on St. John the night of the killing.
Boston was "cursing at" Cockayne for having kicked his girlfriend's jeep, according to witnesses quoted in the documents. After Cockayne left the bar, Boston allegedly followed him, with another suspect, 18-year-old Kamal Thomas, in tow.
Boston admitted to having a verbal confrontation with "a white guy" who had "kicked his jeep" earlier that evening, according to a statement obtained by police after the incident. Boston added that he hit Cockayne in the shoulder and neck with a pool stick, but did not follow when Cockayne left the bar.
No information about the charges against Boston was available as of publication time. However, the Source will provide more details as they become available.
Charges against Thomas, who was arrested last Friday, include first-degree murder and assault, using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence and intimidating a witness.
On Tuesday, police also arrested 31-year-old Ryan Meade, a St. John resident who has also been charged with witness intimidation. (See "Second Cockayne Suspect Charged with Witness Intimidation.")
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Aug. 9, 2007 -- A third suspect picked up in connection with the June 19 murder of James "Jamie" Cockayne was arrested around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on St. Thomas.
Police Commissioner James H. McCall identified the individual as Anselmo Boston, who has been listed in court documents as having been involved in an argument with Cockayne at the Front Yard Bar on St. John the night of the killing.
Boston was "cursing at" Cockayne for having kicked his girlfriend's jeep, according to witnesses quoted in the documents. After Cockayne left the bar, Boston allegedly followed him, with another suspect, 18-year-old Kamal Thomas, in tow.
Boston admitted to having a verbal confrontation with "a white guy" who had "kicked his jeep" earlier that evening, according to a statement obtained by police after the incident. Boston added that he hit Cockayne in the shoulder and neck with a pool stick, but did not follow when Cockayne left the bar.
No information about the charges against Boston was available as of publication time. However, the Source will provide more details as they become available.
Charges against Thomas, who was arrested last Friday, include first-degree murder and assault, using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence and intimidating a witness.
On Tuesday, police also arrested 31-year-old Ryan Meade, a St. John resident who has also been charged with witness intimidation. (See "Second Cockayne Suspect Charged with Witness Intimidation.")
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.