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Court: Suspended Sentence For Willful Damage

Court: Suspended Sentence For Willful Damage

A man who pleaded guilty to willful damage in connection with car fires was given a suspended sentence, with the Judge noting the accused was the recent victim of a burgled home shortly prior to his commission of the offence and he was unable to retrieve his medication. Justis Iris appeared before the Court for sentence following his guilty pleas... Read more of this article

18-Year-Old Charged After Incident At Divots

18-Year-Old Charged After Incident At Divots

An 18-year-old was charged in Magistrates Court today [May 25] in connection with the firearm incident at Divots earlier this month. ZBM reported that Josiah King was charged with counts including carrying a firearm in a public place, possession of a firearm and possessing ammunition. He was not required to enter a plea as the charges must be heard... Read more of this article

Proceedings Shall Be Tried Before Another Judge

Proceedings Shall Be Tried Before Another Judge

Supreme Court Justice Shade Subair Williams has recused herself from the court proceedings related to former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown, with the ruling — which was the second application – saying, “I grant the application for my recusal and direct that these proceedings shall be tried before another judge.” The ruling [PDF] said,... Read more of this article

Temporary Sentence Discounts On Guilty Pleas

Temporary Sentence Discounts On Guilty Pleas

A notice has detailed a “temporary policy of sentence discounts on guilty pleas” which is “intended to assist in the clearing of the backlog” and states that the “Court will strongly consider applying an additional sentencing discount of up to 30% in cases” where people “unequivocally accept their guilt in... Read more of this article

Court: Man Found Guilty Of Murdering MP Amess

Court: Man Found Guilty Of Murdering MP Amess

A man has been found guilty in a British court of murdering Sir David Amess. a British MP who served as the Chair of the Britain-Bermuda All-Party Parliamentary Group. The BBC website reported, “An IS fanatic has been found guilty of murdering Sir David Amess MP. The Southend West MP was stabbed more than 20 times during a constituency surgery... Read more of this article

Former U.S. State Department Employee Jailed

Former U.S. State Department Employee Jailed

A Washington DC-based former U.S. State Department employee was sentenced to 12 months in an American prison for “conspiring to commit honest services fraud” in relation to a security upgrade to be performed at the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda. A statement from the U.S. Justice Department said, “May Salehi, a former State Department... Read more of this article

Court: Grant Leave To Appeal Against Sentence

Court: Grant Leave To Appeal Against Sentence

“I would regard 25 years as the appropriate sentence in this case, and would therefore grant leave to appeal against sentence and allow a variation of sentence from 30 years’ imprisonment to one of 25 years,” the ruling said. The ruling said, “Josef Vlcek arrived in Bermuda on 23 September 2017 on board a commercial flight from London. He is... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Killing His Father

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Killing His Father

28-year-old Tyshaun Brown pleaded guilty to killing his father Amon Brown in a stabbing incident in July, 2020. Speaking on the ZBM broadcast, Police Detective Sergeant Jason Smith said, “There are no winners in this case “The family is distraught, understandably, and at least today there is some satisfaction that justice has been served. This... Read more of this article

Court: Two Plead Not Guilty In Raft Up Matter

Court: Two Plead Not Guilty In Raft Up Matter

Appearing in Magistrates Court, Selange Gitschner and Matthew Strong pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the raft up last summer, which featured overseas social media influencers. They denied charges alleging that they failed to take reasonable steps to follow public health guidelines related to physical distancing and wearing a mask. ZBM reported... Read more of this article

Two To Appear In Court For Revolve Matter

Two To Appear In Court For Revolve Matter

Following approval of charges from the DPP’s office, two people are expected to appear in court this Friday, March 11th in connection with the Revolve raft-up matter. The raft-up took place back in the summer of 2021, when the island had multiple regulations in effect due to the pandemic, and following the event  images and videos began widely... Read more of this article

Taaj Muhammad Found Guilty Of Murder

Taaj Muhammad Found Guilty Of Murder

Taaj Muhammad has been found guilty of the murder of Ronniko Burchall, with the Bermuda Police Service saying the guilty verdict “was a collaborative effort of many that got us here today.” Muhammad was found guilty of the murder of Ronniko Burchall as well as using a firearm to commit the offence, and he was remanded in custody and will... Read more of this article

Bahamas Court Hears Boat Heading For Bermuda

Bahamas Court Hears Boat Heading For Bermuda

A law enforcement officer testified in a Bahamian Court about allegedly discovering “suspected cocaine” on a vessel that the defendants — who have denied the charges — claimed was “heading for Bermuda.” The Bahamas media reported, “A Drug Enforcement Unit officer yesterday testified about discovering three bags... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Appeal For Sexual Assault

Court Dismisses Appeal For Sexual Assault

The Court has dismissed an appeal by Jamel Simons, who was convicted of a sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that took place in 2002. The ruling said, “This is an appeal against Magistrate Mr. Khamisi Tokunbo’s finding of guilt against the Appellant on Information to a charge of sexual assault, contrary to section 323 of the Criminal Code. “On... Read more of this article