PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Court of Appeal has sentenced a man, R.I.L.V., to fifteen years in prison for manslaughter. The crime occurred near Marina Bar in Dutch Quarter on October 12, 2019. The victim “Nicio” was shot in the head.
The Court of First Instance had sentenced R.I.L.V. to 18 years imprisonment for murder. However, the Court of Appeal changed the conviction to manslaughter and adjusted the sentence to match that conviction.
There is still no clear motive for this crime that was committed in plain view of the public.