ST. THOMAS, V.I. – V.I. Superior Court
Judge Kathleen Mackay granted a motion from Attorney General Claude Earl Walker
to increase the bail amount for K’Moi Corraspe.
22, is charged with one count each of first-degree murder, first-degree
assault, third-degree assault, unauthorized use of a firearm during the
commission of a crime of violence and first-degree reckless endangerment in
connection with the shooting death of Kadeem John on Dec. 10, 2015.
executed a warrant for Corraspe’s arrest and on Tuesday, he was extradited to
St. Thomas from New York, where he had flown to eight days after John was
killed. His bail was set at $250,000.
Corrapse’s advice-of-rights hearing Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General
Eugene James Connor, Jr., motioned the court to double the bail amount, reasoning
that the accused is an extreme flight risk and an extreme danger to the
community. Judge Mackay concurred with the prosecution’s argument and increased
Corraspe’s bail to $500,000 cash bond.
is able to secure his release, Corraspe will have to abide by a number of
court-imposed bail conditions, which include being placed under 24-hour house arrest
with electronic monitoring and having no contact with witnesses.
is scheduled to make his second court appearance on Oct. 13 for his arraignment
hearing at which he will formally answer to the charges.