Convicted Murderer Akeem Stanley Entenced To 23 Years For 2018 Killing Of 22-Year-Old Emile Brin

(U.S. Virgin Islands)- V.I. Attorney General Denise George announces that Akeem Stanley was sentenced for his role in the murder of Emile Brin in 2018. V.I. Superior Court Judge Harold Willocks sentenced Stanley on Wednesday, February 16, to 23 years imprisonment for Second Degree Murder. On July 16, 2018, officers received a report from the mother of Emile Brin stating that her 22- year-old son was missing.

After that report, officers discovered a burnt four-door vehicle on Hams Bluff Northside’s beach area that held a burnt body inside of the vehicle trunk. DNA testing and an autopsy investigation revealed that the unidentified burnt body known as a John Doe was later identified as Emile Brin. Department of Justice’s Medical Examiners determined the cause of death were multiple injuries, and the manner of death was homicide.

Stanley was arrested for murder along with Amead Williams and another man, Josiah Sharplis who investigators say helped in disposing of the body. Stanley has been detained since September 2019 and was extradited on Nov. 26 from West Virginia after serving a federal prison sentence there. Williams was also charged with Brin’s murder in December. Sharplis was arrested in 2019 and is still awaiting trial with his next court appearance scheduled for Feb. 25.

February 18, 2022
Sandra Goomansingh
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