Police on St. Thomas were notified of the stabbing death of a 64 year-old female and 12 hours later, 22-year-old Kareem Mulraine was arrested and charged with the murder.
The victim, Ernestine Carty, lived in Estate Hidden Valley in the Tutu High Rise apartments. The suspect also lives in the same housing complex.
Police were notified on Wednesday,April 25 at about 2:45 a.m. of an unresponsive female in an apartment. According to the preliminary police report the victim was motionless on the floor of her apartment with multiple stab wounds about her body. Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene could not detect any vital signs. Based on the results of the investigation police requested an arrest warrant from the VI Superior Court.
Kareem Mulraine was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. and charged with Murder First Degree and Use of a Dangerous Weapon During the Commission of a Crime of Violence. His bail was set at $250,000 and he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Correction