Case Caption: Rivera v. People of the Virgin Islands Case Number: SCT-CRIM-2020-0040Date: 01/23/2023Author: Swan, Ive Arlington Citation: 2023 VI 1Summary: In an appeal from the Superior Court’s denial of a motion for a new trial “in the interest of justice,” filed by a defendant convicted of first degree murder, affirmed on appeal by this Court, Rivera v. People, 64 V.I. 540, 545 (V.I. 2016), because the defendant is unable to meet the applicable burden as the movant in establishing each factor of the five-factor test supporting the granting of a new trial based on newly discovered evidence, the denial of the present motion was not an abuse of discretion, and the Superior Court’s denial of his post-trial motion for such relief is affirmedAttachment: Open Document or Opinion