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Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Appearing in Supreme Court today [Oct 13], Mikiel Thomas was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter. On March 5, 2017, Raymond Butterfield was stabbed twice just outside of Blue Waters Anglers Club. In August of this year, Mr. Thomas, a footballer who played with the under-20 team, was cleared of the murder... Read more of this article

‘Successful Prosecution Of The Perpetrators’

‘Successful Prosecution Of The Perpetrators’

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... Read more of this article

Court: Keivon Scott Sentenced For Murder

Court: Keivon Scott Sentenced For Murder

Appearing in the Supreme Court today [Oct 5], 35-year-old Keivon Scott was sentenced to life for the murder of Edmund John Flood, with the Court ruling he must serve 18 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Mr Flood, 55, was found dead at a Paget residence on October 2nd, 2016. The two were involved in a romantic relationship, which prosecutors... Read more of this article

Gariko Benjamin Sentenced To Life In Prison

Gariko Benjamin Sentenced To Life In Prison

Appearing in Supreme Court this afternoon [Oct 4] Gariko Benjamin was sentenced to life in prison, with the Court ordering he must serve 25 years before being considered for parole. Benjamin, 25, was convicted of being involved with the murders of Ricco Furbert and Haile Outerbridge, who both sustained fatal wounds after being shot multiple times while... Read more of this article

Court: Winslow Williams Denies Multiple Charges

Court: Winslow Williams Denies Multiple Charges

In this month’s Supreme Court Monthly Arraignment session, Winslow Edward Williams pleaded not guilty to nine charges and was remanded in custody. The charges he faced included three counts of burglary, grievous bodily harm with intent to do grievous bodily, two counts of serious assault, prowling about a dwelling-house, taking a conveyance... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Firearm

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Firearm

In this month’s Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Dion Cholmondeley pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing of prohibited weapon and a second charge of possessing ammunition, with the court hearing the weapon in question was a Glock firearm. Mr Cholmondeley’s sentencing date was set for next month, and the 33-year-old was remanded... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Deny Attempted Murder Charge

Court: Two Men Deny Attempted Murder Charge

In today’s [Oct 2] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Jahmico Trott and Troy Burgess denied attempted murder and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence, with the offences alleged to have occurred on May 14th. The defendants were given a trial date in February 2018, and were remanded in custody by Puisne Judge Charles-Etta... Read more of this article

Court: Simmons Denies Attempted Murder

Court: Simmons Denies Attempted Murder

In today’s [Oct 2] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Carlton Simmons pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Mr Simmons, a former Alderman with the Corporation of Hamilton, has been charged with the attempted murder of Jahkeil Samuels at Ambiance Lounge on Angle Street in Hamilton, with the incident allegedly occurring in... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Conspiracy To Import Drugs

Court: Man Denies Conspiracy To Import Drugs

In today’s [Oct 2] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Dwayne George Watson pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to import a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply, with the Court hearing the drug was allegedly cocaine. [Note: Due to legal reasons there are very specific rules about commenting on court stories, and as such comments... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Death Of NZ Visitor

Court: Man Charged With Death Of NZ Visitor

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 6], a 26-year-old man was charged in connection with the death of New Zealand visitor Mary Elizabeth McKee. Andrew Lake, of Southampton, was charged with unlawfully killing Mrs McKee in June of this year. He was also charged with causing actual bodily harm to Mrs McKee’s husband Arthur and causing grievous... Read more of this article

Court: Tourist Fined For Possessing Ammunition

Court: Tourist Fined For Possessing Ammunition

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 5], an American tourist was fined $300 for possessing ammunition in his luggage. 55-year-old Johnny Jefferson of Houston, Texas pleaded guilty to possessing 38 rounds of ammunition without holding a license on September 1st at the LF Wade International Airport. The court heard that Mr Jefferson was departing... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Ship Passengers Fined $300

Court: Cruise Ship Passengers Fined $300

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 5], two American visitors were fined $300 after being charged in connection with an altercation with two local teenagers who attempted to steal a chain from them. 23-year-old Aaron Alexandre and 26-year-old Kimberly Alexandre, siblings from Connecticut, pleaded guilty to taking part in a fight and assaulting... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Court: Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Aug 21], a 40-year-old man was charged with attempted murder in connection to the incident at the Ambiance Lounge earlier this month. Carlton Simmons, a former Alderman with the Corporation of Hamilton, was charged with attempted murder, according to ZBM news. Mr Simmons was not required to enter a plea... Read more of this article