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Man arrested in Justice Breyer mugging in the Caribbean

A man suspected of mugging U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in the Caribbean country of Saint Kitts and Nevis earlier this month has been arrested, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

Vedel Browne, 28, turned himself in over the weekend.

He is believed to have been masked and wielding a machete when he stole $1,200 from Breyer, his wife and guests at their home.


Browne, a painter and gardener, was charged with the robbery, which took place on the island of Nevis, where Breyer and his wife have a home. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

Justice Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1994.