Nevis Man Charged In Armed Robbery Of US Justice

Published February 21, 2012 8:27PM (EST)

BASSETERE, St. Kitts (AP) — A lawyer says he will enter a plea of not guilty for a man charged in the robbery of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the Caribbean island of Nevis.

Attorney Henry Browne says Vedel K. Browne has been charged with aggravated robbery and could get up to 25 years in prison. The two men are not related. The lawyer said Tuesday that he expects his client to make his initial court appearance next week.

Police in St. Kitts and Nevis said Vedel Browne was a "person of interest" in the case but have not described his alleged involvement in the Feb. 9 robbery at Breyer's vacation home. A machete-wielding robber took $1,000 from the judge and his guests.

By Salon Staff

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