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Court: Girl Tells Murder Trial She ‘Froze In Shock’

Court: Girl Tells Murder Trial She ‘Froze In Shock’

A 16-year-old girl has claimed she ’froze in shock’ after she saw four people running after Lyrico Steede on the night he was fatally wounded in England, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. She is one of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, who died after suffering multiple... Read more of this article

Court: Gordon To Stand Trial On Threat Charges

Court: Gordon To Stand Trial On Threat Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A man who pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill Premier David Burt has had a trial date set for next year. In August, Jared Gordon denied demanding money from the Premier and also denied threatening the Premier. At that Court hearing, it was alleged that Mr Gordon sent messages to the Premier demanding money and other items. He ... Read more of this article

Court: Visiting Rugby Player Fined $800 For DUI

Court: Visiting Rugby Player Fined $800 For DUI

[Written by Don Burgess] A visiting rugby player was fined after being caught driving while impaired during a road sobriety checkpoint on Montpelier Road on Thursday evening. Derek Townsend, 33, from Vancouver, British Columbia, was charged in Magistrates Court with driving a rental scooter while his ability to do so was impaired by alcohol. He was... Read more of this article

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Causing Harm

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Causing Harm

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm by driving without due care and attention. Barry Richards, 50, denied causing harm to another person on September 19, 2017, on North Shore Road by driving a vehicle without due care and attention. He was released on $5,000 bail, and his next court appearance... Read more of this article

Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Bermudian Zandrae Smith has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 22 years, after being convicted of the murder of Tommy Ferris in the United Kingdom. This is according to a report in the Andover Advertiser, which said: “Zandrae Smith was sentenced after he stabbed Tommy Ferris four times in an alleyway off Smannell Road, in Andover,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Marcus Gibbings

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Marcus Gibbings

[Written by Don Burgess] Cleveland Rogers denied a murder charge in Supreme Court today [Nov 1]. The defendant pleaded not guilty of the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings on or about October 25, 2006. Mr Gibbings, who was from Trinidad, was found stabbed to death in an apartment in Devonshire. His next court appearance is set for November 14. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty to three sex offences involving a minor and will await sentencing in the new year after several reports have been conducted. David Minors, from Sandys Parish, admitted to three of six charges involving a minor under the age of 16. Mr Minors –  the former Government road safety officer... Read more of this article

Court: 16-Year-Old Girl Denies Role In Murder

Court: 16-Year-Old Girl Denies Role In Murder

A 16-year-old girl on trial in the UK for the murder of Bermudian Lyrico Steede has denied she ‘set him up’, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. She is one of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, who died after suffering multiple stab wounds. The report said, “A girl... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Charged With Burglary Offences

Court: Two Men Charged With Burglary Offences

[Updated] 42-year-old Jahni Thompson and 33-year-old Jeron Douglas appeared in Magistrates Court today [Oct 29] in relation to a series of burglaries across the island. Douglas was bailed and is due to appear in Drug Court, while Thompson was remanded to Westgate and also will appear in Drug Court. Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said, “Burglary... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Charged With Stabbing

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Charged With Stabbing

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today [Oct 29], a 20-year-old Southampton man was charged with stabbing a man on Harbour Road last week. It is alleged that on October 23, 2018, Alex Wolffe caused severe injuries to the victim which saw him suffer a collapsed lung and damage to his kidneys. The court heard that Mr Wolffe also allegedly... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today [Oct 29], a 57-year-old man was charged with multiple sex offences relating to a minor while in a position of trust, with the offences said to have spanned a number of years, back to 2008. The man, who cannot be named at this stage due to legal reasons, is charged with touching the young girl. The... Read more of this article

Court: Girl Spoken To As A ‘Significant Witness’

Court: Girl Spoken To As A ‘Significant Witness’

A 16-year-old girl on trial for the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede was initially spoken to as a ‘significant witness’, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. The report said, “A 16-year-old girl who pleads not guilty to murder with four other defendants was initially a potential significant witness... Read more of this article

Court: Teenage Murder Suspects Met In A Car

Court: Teenage Murder Suspects Met In A Car

Teenage murder suspects are alleged to have met in a car as 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede lay critically injured in an English hospital, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. The report said, “Teenage murder suspects met in a car as Lyrico Steede lay dying in hospital from stab wounds, a court heard. There was discussion... Read more of this article