Case Caption: Stacey Ambrose (Appellant/Defendant) vs. People of the Virgin Islands (Appellee/Plaintiff)Case Number: S.Ct.Crim.: 2007-041Date: 12/18/2008Author: Per CuriamCitation: Summary:

Stacy Ambrose ("Ambrose") was in an intimate relationship with Ruby Vidal ("Vidal") when the People of the Virgin Islands ("People") filed an information against Ambrose, charging him with several criminal offenses for acts he allegedly perpetrated upon Vidal. At the end of the trial, the jury convicted Ambrose of assault with a deadly weapon as an act of domestic violence, in violation of section 297(2), title 14 of the Virgin Islands Code ("Code") and section 91(b) (1) & (2), title 16 of the Code. The jury also convicted Ambrose of unauthorized possession of a firearm, during the commission of a crime of violence in violation of section 2253(a), title 14 of the Code.2 Notwithstanding a juror's dissent from the verdicts during the jury poll, the trial court accepted the verdicts after an in-chamber proceeding in which the dissenting juror was questioned about her verdicts outside the presence of the other jurors.

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