St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Transmission of Threat to Injure
Kamoui Francis, 25, pleaded guilty today in District Court on St. Croix to Transmission of Threat to Injure, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on January 28, 2014, a testifying witness in a murder case in the Superior Court on St. Croix received two threatening messages. The threats were sent from a mobile device to a Facebook account, and warned that if any of the defendants were found guilty, the witness and members of the witness’ family would be killed. As part of the investigation of the case, on February 5, 2014, Bureau of Corrections officers searched Francis’ cell at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix. Francis was the sole occupant of his cell. During the search, Francis was found in possession of the cellphone from which the threats were made. Francis faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A sentencing date has been set for February 10, 2015.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.