27-Yr-Old Man Jailed For Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

February 13, 2013 | 13 Comments

Jamel Bascome, 27, appeared in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 13], where he was sentenced to a total of two years in prison after being convicted of causing bodily harm to a woman in December 2012. Bascome was under a suspended 6 month sentence for a previous offence and has a criminal history going back over five years.

After recommendations from Crown Counsel Cindy Clarke, Senior Magistrate Archie Warner activated Bascome’s suspended 6 month sentence and made that consecutive to the 18 month sentence he received this morning. Time already spent in custody is to be taken into consideration.

The defendant said the woman was his girlfriend, however she said the relationship had ended. Bascome admitted to entering the woman’s house when she was not present, going to sleep on her bed, and then beating and punching her several times when she came home, woke him up, and asked him to leave.

Neighbours heard the affray, intervened and called the police. This happened on the night of 22nd December 2012 and Bascome was apprehended by Police shortly after.

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  1. Come Correct says:

    So you came home and found him in your bed...and you didn't turn him into a vegetable? Sentenced to 2 years huh. Id say you have 8 months to get a restraining order and a large dog. What is wrong with our system, you think 2 years/8months will stop him from beating women? What a bi!t@h (the guy that is).

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  2. Not enough Time! says:

    he deserved 10 years or more. He wouldn't like it if someone beat his sister or mother to a pulp. Would he?

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    • reciprocity says:

      I definitely agree!!! 18 mths is a slap on the wrist especially as he is a repeat offender. He will probably do it again and perhaps do worse.

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  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Why do women get involved with such hairballs in the first place?

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  4. Everyday Reader says:

    OMG - she sould have did what happenned to Al "Grits" Green. O that's right most Bermudians don't like to eat GRITS. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. please wake me says:

    I,m sure he was bad news when they meet. Women must start making better choices! lye with dogs,wake with fleas.

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  6. bermuda shorts says:

    Men that beat on woman are cowards - he cant beat no man so to stop from feelin inadequate he beats on a woman.

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  7. Xman says:

    I just find it amazing how so much violence has increased among and with our young people dispite all the so experts such as S Cooper having such a powerful influence on Parent Correction control.
    Spare the rod spoil the Child. or You reap what you sow. The so called Child behavior experts see non of this.
    I expect to see a lot more violent behavior like this until Govt. realizes that it must give the power of correction back to the parents.

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  8. shine says:

    Hold your Head Up Jamel!!!

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    • Fruity says:

      Hold your head up?! I'm curious why you'd advise that with what he's done. AND IF, like me, you know him personally, AGAIN I ask WTF you thinking by encouraging him?
      Now, hoping for help or that he improve, prayer, anything positive sure .. I really hope I misinterpreted your msg. Altho, not surprising...there are too many out there that I swear worship negativity. Sad, sad times...
      Jamel, I hope one day you'll realize that your ways are disgusting. I pray that even you get the help you need to become better!

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      • shine says:

        First of all let get one thing straight! I have known Jamel my entire life.
        Secondly, I don’t understand why you feel the need to question whatever comment I direct to jamel! But since you want to be so annoying and draw false conclusions from my aforementioned post I will gladly break down my train of thought my dear!
        Anyone who knows jamel know he battles his own demons, my comment of “hold you head up” was not me encouraging, taking up for, or accepting of what he has done! I don’t agree with it, it disgusts me. BUT he is still a person who will need the love and support of his friends and family. The intent of my comment was to let him know that there are people on this island who haven’t turned his back on him and want and hope he gets the help he need in order to change his life around. I want him to hold his head up and look forward. Not to let the past dictate who is, but look to the future and who he wants to become!!!
        AS FOR YOU, You need to reevaluate what you are saying!!! How am I encouraging his negative behavior? PEOPLE LIKE YOU are guilty of this. So quick to say ‘to hell with him’ and not solve the issues. Our men are hurting, and need our help to come around!
        You idiots need to remember that when the world turns its back on a person, that person will turn their back on the world. And that is exactly what is going on in Bermuda today!!!!
        YOU MY FRIEND ARE NEGATIVE!!!!!

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    • BermudaGirl says:

      Hang your head in shame, Jamel, and never raise it up again to look another human being in the eye the rest of your unnatural life; unless instructed to do so.

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  9. Get Real says:

    A criminal history? Well...aint that somethin'! @Shine, something's wrong with you telling this full who beats on women to hold his head up!Maybe he should beat on you or one of YOUR family members and you'd have something different to day!

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