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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

Court: 19-Year-Old Charged With Stabbing

Court: 19-Year-Old Charged With Stabbing

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 19-year-old Pembroke man was charged with wounding a man with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Trenton Williams was charged in connection with a fight on Front Street on 8th June 2017, during which the complainant was alleged to have been stabbed several times. Williams was not required to enter a plea, and will... Read more of this article

Court: Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

Court: Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

Appearing in the Supreme Court, a 26-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiring to import drugs, while his 55-year-old mother received a suspended sentence for possessing cash which was the proceeds of crime. Damon Morris and his mother, Denise Morris, were previously convicted; with Mr Morris convicted of charges including conspiring... Read more of this article

Court: 29-Year-Old Cruise Ship Visitor Fined

Court: 29-Year-Old Cruise Ship Visitor Fined

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 29-year-old cruise ship visitor pleaded guilty to two offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and was fined $300 on each count. Akeem Thompson, who the Court heard was from New York, was convicted of  possessing cocaine and MDMA. The Magistrate was told that a cruise ship steward found a cellphone, and that on opening... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Sentenced To 18 Months In Jail

Court: Woman Sentenced To 18 Months In Jail

Appearing in Court today [June 6], a 25-year-old woman was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Ms Zoe Bennett, who is from New York, had been convicted of handling approximately $40,000 cash which she knew was the proceeds of crime, and appeared in Court today for sentencing. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons handed down a sentence of eighteen months,... Read more of this article