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Fugitive Arrested on St. Thomas

A Puerto Rican citizen residing in Hospital Ground, who is suspected of murder and attempted murder on his home island, was taken into custody Wednesday by the V.I. Police Department.

According to the VIPD, at 1:45 p.m., Leonardo Pizarro-Torres was arrested on a warrant issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico General Court of Justice, Court of First Instance.

Torres is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder for a crime committed in Vieques in August 2012.

The arrest was a joint effort between the U.S. Marshal Service and the Virgin Islands Special Operations Bureau-St. Thomas.

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Torres was arrested and transported to Puerto Rico. Bail is pending an advice of rights hearing, with his bail currently set at $1.8 million.

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A Puerto Rican citizen residing in Hospital Ground, who is suspected of murder and attempted murder on his home island, was taken into custody Wednesday by the V.I. Police Department.

According to the VIPD, at 1:45 p.m., Leonardo Pizarro-Torres was arrested on a warrant issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico General Court of Justice, Court of First Instance.

Torres is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and attempted murder for a crime committed in Vieques in August 2012.

The arrest was a joint effort between the U.S. Marshal Service and the Virgin Islands Special Operations Bureau-St. Thomas.

Torres was arrested and transported to Puerto Rico. Bail is pending an advice of rights hearing, with his bail currently set at $1.8 million.