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2 face life in prison for USVI policeman killing
2 men face life in prison for killing of US Virgin Islands policeman
Associated Press
2014-04-06 03:01 AM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Two men arrested 11 years after the disappearance of a U.S. Virgin Islands policeman have been sentenced to life in prison for his murder.

A judge on Friday ordered that Jose Ventura and Jose Rivera Jr. remain in prison without the possibility of parole. Three other people charged in the case were previously found not guilty.

The suspects were accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing police Cpl. Wendell Williams. He was an 18-year veteran with the St. Croix police department and was last seen in June 2001 after dropping off a relative at the airport. His burned car was found nearby but his body was never found.

During the trial, a witness testified that she saw Williams being electrocuted, shot and dismembered.

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