The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has officially charged Andraes Norford with the murder of Kemo Lettsome, a former resident of Long Look, Tortola.

The charges were brought against Norford on Monday, July 8, for his alleged involvement in the incident that took place on April 30, 2023.

Currently, Norford is serving a 30-year prison sentence at His Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut for a separate murder. He was previously found guilty of the 2013 murder of Cornel Melbourne Francis, also known as ‘Trouble’.

Alongside Norford, Vernon Bernard and Jelani Marquis have also been charged with Lettsome’s murder. Bernard and Marquis were officially charged on April 24, 2024.

Acting Commissioner of Police Jacqueline Vanterpool praised the officers involved in the investigation, recognizing their dedication and unwavering commitment to ensuring public safety. Vanterpool expressed her gratitude for their hard work, which has been instrumental in bringing these charges forward.

The RVIPF emphasized that the investigation into Lettsome’s murder remains ongoing and noted that the authorities are diligently working to gather all necessary evidence, to ensure a thorough and comprehensive investigation.

“We will continue to provide updates as they become available while respecting the investigation’s integrity,” stated the RVIPF.