Detectives Charge Michael Alicie with the Death of Jutina Silvey
Sept. 14, 2012
GALVESTON - On September 9th police were dispatched to the 3200 block of Seawall Blvd to investigate 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. Alicie later got out of the water and said that the couple had been swept on to the rock groin by the current and he could not find 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 found on a rock groin in the 3600 block of Seawall.
Detectives began an investigation and later determined that Silvey'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 Michael Alicie.
At 10:00am Alicie was taken into custody at 203 Texas Ave in Texas City without incident. He is charged with the murder of Jutina Silvey and was booked into the Galveston County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.