Case Caption: People of the Virgin Islands in the Interest of J.S.I., a MinorCase Number: S. Ct. Crim. No. 2011-0049Date: 11/18/2011Author: Hodge, Rhys S. Citation: Summary:

In a criminal case, the Family Court transferred a minor to the Criminal Division of the Superior Court for trial as an adult pursuant to 5 V.I.C. § 2508(b)(4) on charges of allegedly shooting two individuals at a shopping mall, one of whom died. The People, however, failed to show that the minor had been served with a copy of the summons, complaint, and motion to transfer prior to the transfer hearing. This deprived the minor of due process of law. Accordingly, the order of the Family Court transferring the minor is reversed, and the matter is remanded back to the Family Court.

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