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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

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 26], a 49-year-old man was ordered to pay restitution for  willfully damaging the windshield of a car, with the Court hearing he threw a beer bottle at it. Mr Glen Fox told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that he was unemployed and that he could pay $50 a month as restitution to cover the cost of a car windshield... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Remanded In Custody

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Remanded In Custody

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 26], 47-year-old Mr Coltrane Ratteray was not required to enter a plea as the charges against were deemed to be indictable and therefore must be heard in the Supreme Court. Mr Ratteray was charged with trespassing on a private residence with the intent to steal in April, again on 14th May and another on 18th... Read more of this article

Court: 52-Year-Old Man Admits Stealing Tools

Court: 52-Year-Old Man Admits Stealing Tools

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 23], a 52-year-old man pleaded guilty to stealing tools from a store. Mr Raymond Robinson plead guilty to stealing a Black & Decker drill and some Craftsman tools from the Marketplace and Sears stores earlier this month. The drill was said to be valued at $73 and the tools at $53. According to the... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

A 41-year-old man appeared for sentencing in the Supreme Court today [May 17], where he was sentenced to 6 years in prison for possessing cannabis and cocaine with intent to supply, with the Court hearing the drugs had a value of over $100,000. Justice Charles-Etta Simmons sentenced Daymon Simmons of Beacon Hill Road, Sandys to six years in prison for... Read more of this article

Court: 25-Year-Old Fined After ‘Popping Wheelie’

Court: 25-Year-Old Fined After ‘Popping Wheelie’

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 17], a 25-year-old man was fined after admitting driving without due care and attention, with the Court hearing he ‘popped a wheelie’ and caused another vehicle to have to swerve to avoid him. Sergio Robinson pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention in Pembroke on 24th March... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Devon Hewey & Jay Dill Appeal

Court Dismisses Devon Hewey & Jay Dill Appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal against conviction lodged by two Devon Hewey and Jay Dill — who were convicted of the murder of Randy Robinson – saying that “when one considers the evidence as a whole there was in our judgment a compelling case against each appellant.” At around 8.30pm on March 31 2011, 22-year-old... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Assaulting A Police Officer

Court: Man Admits Assaulting A Police Officer

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 39-year-old man pleaded guilty to  assaulting a police officer and violently resisting arrest, with the Court hearing the incident occurred after the police stopped him for speeding. Mr Mark Wilson pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer and violently resisting arrest after police stopped... Read more of this article

Court: 21-Year-Old Denies Handling Stolen Belts

Court: 21-Year-Old Denies Handling Stolen Belts

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 21-year-old man denied prowling and handling stolen goods, with the Court hearing the items in question were designer belts worth over $1,000. Mr Troy Henderson pleaded not guilty to handling stolen goods on 13th May 2016. The goods were designer belts worth $1,100. Mr Henderson also denied prowling... Read more of this article

Court: 58-Year-Old Denies Threatening Words

Court: 58-Year-Old Denies Threatening Words

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 58-year-old man denied having a bladed article in his possession and threatening to “chop” another man. Mr John DaCosta denied that he used offensive words to another man in St Georges on 13th May 2016. Mr DaCosta denied that he told the man: “I’m going to chop you. I’ve been... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged In Connection With Murder

Court: Man Charged In Connection With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 10], Taj Browne was charged with assisting others in connection with the murder of Rickai Swan on October 23, 2015. As the charges must be heard in the Supreme Court, the 22-year-old defendant did not have to enter a plea. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo granted him $15,000 with a surety, and ordered he surrender... Read more of this article

Court: 29-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing

Court: 29-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 9], a 29-year-old man admitted entering KFC with the intention of stealing, and also admitted a separate charge of stealing a woman’s handbag. Mr Tracyston Mallory pleaded guilty to entering Kentucky Fried Chicken store with the intent to steal, and also pleaded guilty to stealing a woman’s handbag... Read more of this article

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