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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jury Convicts Two St. Croix Men Of Murder And Related Firearm Offenses

St. Croix, USVI B After a two-week trial, on March 24, 2015, a federal jury on St. Croix convicted Elvin Wrensford, 29, and Craig Muller, 30, of first degree murder and related firearm offenses, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Virgin Islands Police Commissioner Delroy Richards announced today.

Wrensford was convicted of possession of a firearm in a school zone, using a firearm during a violent crime, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, murder first degree and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Muller was convicted of possession of a firearm in a school zone, murder first degree and unauthorized possession of a firearm. Murder in the first degree carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without parole. Both defendants were detained pending sentencing. No sentencing date has been set.

Evidence presented at trial established that during the afternoon on May 10, 2012, Wrensford and Muller were in a red truck and got into an alteration with an individual at Ben’s Car Wash. They followed the individual but then left the area and returned later in the red truck, Muller driving. They chased Hendricks, who had left Ben’s Car Wash, and Wrensford fired a gun at him. On May 12, 2012, Hendricks died from the gunshot wounds. Wrensford was linked to the firearm by DNA evidence. An eyewitness identified Wrensford as the shooter and Muller as the driver of the red truck.

This case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Alphonso Andrews, Jr. and Rhonda Williams-Henry.

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Updated June 22, 2015