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Drowning Investigation Leads to Murder Charge

Detectives Charge Michael Alicie with the Death of Jutina Silvey


(Galveston, TX) September 14, 2012 – On September 9, 2012 at approximately 3:17 am police were dispatched to the 3200 block of Seawall Blvd in reference to a possible drowning. Officers were told that three friends had been drinking and they had gone into the ocean for a swim. Officers were also advised that Jutina Silvey had stayed in the water with Michael Alicie after the other person from the group had come ashore. Mr. Alicie later exited the water and said that the couple had been swept on to the rock groin by the current and he could not find Mrs. Silvey.

 Galveston Police, The Coast Guard, and Galveston Beach Patrol began a search of the water and shoreline. At approximately 10:30 am her body was located on a rock groin in the 3600 block of Seawall. 

 Detectives began an investigation and later determined that the female’s death was criminal in nature after reviewing physical evidence indicating she was beaten and strangled. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office was consulted and a warrant was filed for the arrest of Mr. Alicie.

 At 10:00am Mr. Alicie was taken into custody at 203 Texas Ave in Texas City without incident. Michael Anthony Alicie is charged with the murder of Jutina Silvey. He was booked into the Galveston County Jail with a $100,000 bond.