A St. Croix man charged in the rape of a girl and trying to have her killed so she couldn’t testify is on trial in U.S. District Court.

Delroy Thomas was in jail awaiting trial on charges that he raped and impregnated a 16-year-old girl in December 2015 when he used a contraband cell phone to try and hire someone to murder the girl and her mother, according to federal prosecutors.

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