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Potter Gets Double Life for Double Homicide

Convicted of shooting to death Marvis Chamarro and John “Jack” Diehl in Mandahl Bay two years ago, Neville Potter Jr. was sentenced this week to a double life sentence, plus 15 years, for the crime.

Potter was originally tried for the murders in March, and then again in July after the first case ended in a mistrial. The second trial ended on July 29, with jurors finding Potter guilty of first degree murder, which has a mandatory sentence in the Virgin Islands of life without parole.

During a hearing this week, V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Hollar ruled that the life sentences would run consecutively.

Potter was also found guilty on 14 other counts: two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault and seven counts of unauthorized use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. According to court records, these counts earned Potter another 15 years, which Hollar said will run consecutive to the life sentences.

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Convicted of shooting to death Marvis Chamarro and John “Jack” Diehl in Mandahl Bay two years ago, Neville Potter Jr. was sentenced this week to a double life sentence, plus 15 years, for the crime.

Potter was originally tried for the murders in March, and then again in July after the first case ended in a mistrial. The second trial ended on July 29, with jurors finding Potter guilty of first degree murder, which has a mandatory sentence in the Virgin Islands of life without parole.

During a hearing this week, V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Hollar ruled that the life sentences would run consecutively.

Potter was also found guilty on 14 other counts: two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault and seven counts of unauthorized use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. According to court records, these counts earned Potter another 15 years, which Hollar said will run consecutive to the life sentences.