Court: ‘The Order Of Extradition Is Confirmed’

March 9, 2020

A Bermudian man convicted of vehicular assault following a car crash in 2006 should be extradited to the United States, the Bermuda Supreme Court has ruled, stating: “The appeal is accordingly dismissed on all grounds and the order of extradition is confirmed.”

The judgment against Paul Douglas Martin says, “The Appellant is a Bermudian national having been born in Bermuda on 10 July 1955.

“On 7 December 2005 he was residing and employed in the United States of America, where and at which time he caused a serious injury road traffic collision.

“The victim, Mr. Christian Dobson, was 18 years of age at the time of the accident.

“On 22 September 2006 the Appellant was indicted and convicted upon his guilty plea to the offence of vehicular assault in the second degree, contrary to Penal Law S120.03 [1].

“The Appellant having absconded to Bermuda and failed to reappear in the Westchester County Court for his subsequent sentence hearing, was made the subject of a bench arrest warrant issued on 9 November 2006.

“On 15 December 2006 he was sentenced in absentia to a custodial term of 1-3 years in a state prison.”

“On 20 June 2018 the Appellant first appeared in the Magistrates’ Court opposing his extradition,” the ruling added. “The appeal is accordingly dismissed on all grounds and the order of extradition is confirmed.”

The full judgment follows below [PDF here]:

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