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Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

A 31-year-old woman has been found not guilty of causing the death of another woman, with Collisha Burch being found not guilty in the Supreme Court of causing the death of Kerry Hollis by driving with a dangerous substance in her system and death by careless driving. Kerry Petty Hollis, a 38-year-old mother of two, died following a road traffic collision... Read more of this article

Court: Jimenez Facing Cocaine Charge In Miami

Court: Jimenez Facing Cocaine Charge In Miami

Micah Jimenez is facing a charge of importing cocaine into the United States, with court documents stating that he was allegedly caught attempting to import the illegal drug at the Miami International Airport earlier this month. According to court documents from the Southern District of Florida, “On or about September 8, 2018, the defendant, Micah... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man pled guilty to two charges in relation to being stopped on suspicion of DUI. On September 16, police stopped Shaquille Codrington, 25, on Palmetto Road in Devonshire. While speaking to the defendant, they asked him if he had been drinking and Mr Codrington apparently said, “I had two beers.” They... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 47-year-old man pled guilty to nine charges this morning [Sept 17], including four counts of dishonesty in obtaining money from motorists, and three counts of attempting to obtain money dishonestly. Troy Woods, from Devonshire, also pled guilty to one count of taking a motorcycle without permission, and one count of stealing... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A 22-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to drug importation charges. Ashley Mussenden said she was guilty of bringing in cannabis resin and ecstasy, and the Court heard the drugs have a combined street value of over $23,000. The court heard the young woman had a turbulent childhood, which... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man opted to go to prison instead of paying a fine as long as he was out in time for Christmas. Malcolm Symonds pled guilty to three motor vehicle offences: driving an unlicensed bike, driving an uninsured bike, and having a passenger on the back of the bike without a helmet. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined the man $1,000... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Threatening MP

Court: Man Charged With Threatening MP

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 10] a 55-year-old man was charged with stalking and threatening Michael Scott, who is the elected MP for Sandys North. Perry Smith faced multiple charges, including allegedly stalking Mr Scott and causing Mr. Scott to receive a written threat to kill him. Smith is charged with having a knife in a public place... Read more of this article

Court: U.S. Nationals Charged With Importing

Court: U.S. Nationals Charged With Importing

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 10], three U.S. nationals were charged with conspiring to import controlled drugs into Bermuda. 31-year-old Margil Mireles of Houston, Texas; 27-year-old Jahad Waldron of Brooklyn, New York and 22-year-old Julian Mendez of Brooklyn, New York were charged with conspiring to import controlled drugs between... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Charged With Murder

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Charged With Murder

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court, a 47-year-old St George’s woman was charged with the murder of Marcus Gibbings in 2006. Katrina Burgess is the second person to be charged, as back in July of this year, her brother Cleveland Rogers was charged with the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings, who was found stabbed to death on... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged With Boat Damage

Court: Woman Charged With Boat Damage

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hinson’s Island woman was charged with taking a boat and doing damage to it. Mary-Beth Sherwin, 53, was charged with unlawfully taking a 16-foot skiff  from Hinson’s Island. While she was in control of the boat, it is alleged that she did $8,000 worth of damage to it. She was released on $5,000 bail. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Passenger Seeks Speedy Trial

Court: Cruise Passenger Seeks Speedy Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] A cruise ship passenger who pled not guilty to sexual assault was back in court  hoping to get his trial pushed up to next week. The 27-year-old New Jersey man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, must remain in Bermuda until his case is heard. He is alleged to have committed the offence against a fellow cruise... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Threatening Words & Assault

Court: Man Denies Threatening Words & Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court today, a 44-year-old man pled not guilty to allegedly using threatening words and assaulting his girlfriend. Desai Jones was charged with assault and also using offensive words, with the Court hearing he allegedly said “I will pour this hot coffee all over you.” He was granted $2000... Read more of this article

Court: Construction Firm Denies Charges

Court: Construction Firm Denies Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A company was today charged in Magistrates Court in connection with alleged health insurance offences. Ricky Sousa and RMS Construction Ltd pled not guilty to the charges. The company was charged with failing to effect and continue in force a contract of health insurance with a licensed insurer. They were also charged with... Read more of this article