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Court: Coltrane Ratteray Denies Burglary

Court: Coltrane Ratteray Denies Burglary

Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignment Session today [July 1] Coltrane Ratteray pleaded not guilty to three counts of burglary, and one of prowling; with all alleged incidents allegedly occurring in Warwick between late April and mid-May. Ratteray was given a trial date in August and will remain on remand until. [Note: Due to legal reasons... Read more of this article

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Court: 50-Year-Old Man Denies Sexual Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 30], a 50-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a charge that in March 2015 he sexually assaulted a girl, with the Court hearing that he allegedly got the girl pregnant. Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe set trial for September and granted bail at $5,000 with one surety. The Magistrate also ordered that the man must... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year in Jail

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year in Jail

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 30], a 42-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in prison for stealing jewellery from residences. Ms Kylah Stowe was sentenced to a year in prison for burglary and and three months in prison for stealing jewellery from the residences; with the two prison sentences set to run concurrently. The Senior Magistrate... Read more of this article

Appeal Of Man Charged With Brother Dismissed

Appeal Of Man Charged With Brother Dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a man who was jointly charged with his brother, saying “clearly he put brotherly love and family solidarity ahead of self-preservation” and “the defence he elected to advance was fairly put to the jury by the trial judge.” In October 2015, Javon Weeks was sentenced to four years... Read more of this article

Woman Guilty Of Theft Sentenced To Four Years

Woman Guilty Of Theft Sentenced To Four Years

Appearing in Court today [June 28], Ms Devore Brangman, now 55, was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting her guilt and being convicted in Supreme Court. Ms Brangman had originally been charged with stealing $434,000 worth of credit balances and transferring these balances to her personal account while she was employed as the accounts manager... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 27], a 20-year-old man was charged in connection with the robbery of the Vera P. Card store on Water Street in St. George’s last week. Kenneth Wade was charged with stealing $585 in cash as well as jewelry, and having an imitation firearm. The Court heard that the defendant was apprehended in vicinity... Read more of this article

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 23], a 30-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to using a pen to stab another prisoner in the eye. Merrick Seaman pleaded guilty to being in an Increased Penalty Zone – namely Westgate Correctional Facility – and unlawfully wounding a fellow prison inmate. The Chief Magistrate was told that on... Read more of this article

Appeals Court Increase Bulgarians’ Sentences

Appeals Court Increase Bulgarians’ Sentences

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the four month sentences handed down to two Bulgarian nationals was “manifestly inadequate” and has replaced the sentences of four months imprisonment in each case with one of two years imprisonment concurrent on all the offenses.Chavdar Bachev and Georgi Todorov were sentenced in April of this year after pleading... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing From Car & Prowling

Court: Man Admits Stealing From Car & Prowling

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 21], Richard Dill, 48, plead guilty to stealing $3.00 worth of coins from a woman’s car that was parked outside her residence; and to prowling about her residence. Police later  arrested Dill and, on being questioned, he admitted the actions. This morning Dill asked to be given help for his thirty... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Resisting Arrest & Damage

Court: Man Admits Resisting Arrest & Damage

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 21], a 25-year-old Devonshire man was remanded into custody after admitting charges including violently resisting arrest. Marshall Wolffe pleaded guilty to handling a stolen motorcycle, violently resisting arrest, and damaging a policeman’s uniform shirt. Magistrate Archie Warner set 5th August... Read more of this article

Appeals Court Rules On Man With 23 Aliases

Appeals Court Rules On Man With 23 Aliases

The Court has ruled on an appeal lodged by a man whose identify was unknown when he was originally charged, with the Court saying he is now believed to be a Ugandan national named Watson Ogon who apparently uses some 23 aliases. According to the ruling, when he initially appeared in Court charged with false passports offences, his identity was unknown... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal lodged by convicted murderer Norris Simpson, saying the jury “were entitled to convict and there is no reason to suppose the conviction was unsafe.” Mr Simpson was convicted of the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was found dead in her Paget home in 2011. During the trial,... Read more of this article