‘Successful Prosecution Of The Perpetrators’

October 6, 2017

Following the recent sentences handed down for defendants convicted of murder, firearm offences and burglary, the police thanked members of the public “who had the courage to come forward and give evidence” as well as all those who “worked tirelessly to bring all the evidence together for successful prosecution of the perpetrators.”

Detective Chief Inspector Na’imah Astwood said, “The Supreme Court of Bermuda recently delivered lengthy prison sentences for defendants convicted of murder, possession/use of a firearm and aggravated burglary in three separate cases.

25 Years For Murder

“On Wednesday [October 4th] Garriko Benjamin was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for using a firearm in the double murder of Haile Outerbridge and Ricco Furbert that occurred on 23rd January 2013.

10 & 12 Years For Burglary And Firearm Possession

“Also Wednesday, Detre Ford and Wakeem Philpott were sentenced to 12 years and 10 years imprisonment respectively for aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm for an offence that occurred on 1st July 2016 at a residence in St. George’s.

18 Years For Murder

“And on Thursday [October 5th] Keivon Scott was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for the murder of Edmund John Flood that occurred at a Paget residence on 2nd October 2016.

Successful Prosecution 

“The Bermuda Police Service recognises the professionalism of the detectives, forensic officers, intelligence analysts and support units who worked to bring these matters to fruition – as well as the prosecutors in the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions who worked tirelessly to bring all the evidence together for successful prosecution of the perpetrators.

“We also take this opportunity to thank all members of the public who had the courage to come forward and give evidence.

Encourage Citizens To Come Forward

“These results should reinforce public confidence in the police, DPP and the criminal justice system and encourage citizens to come forward with information to assist detectives in other challenging investigations.

“Anyone with any information regarding unsolved murders or the location of firearms is asked to contact the Serious Crime Department in confidence on 247-1739.

“Alternatively, please call the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477.”

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