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Court: Man Admits Sexual Assault Charge

Court: Man Admits Sexual Assault Charge

[Written by Don Burgess] A man changed his plea to guilty in Magistrates Court to sexually assaulting a female student. Kevin Rubaine, 40, of St. George’s, has had his case referred to the Mental Health Treatment Court after admitting he touched a student up her skirt in May of last year. He has two similar convictions for this type of offence and... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Shooting & Gun Charges

Court: Man Denies Shooting & Gun Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] Khyri Smith-Williams pled not guilty in Supreme Court. The Crown is charging Mr Smith-Williams with shooting with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to Tyrone Pedro in Warwick on October 2011. The Crown also charged him with using a firearm while committing an indictable offence. Mr Smith-Williams entered not guilty pleas... Read more of this article

Court: Change Of Lawyer In $8.5M Heroin Case

Court: Change Of Lawyer In $8.5M Heroin Case

[Written by Don Burgess] A man accused of being involved with Bermuda’s “biggest heroin seizure” again switched lawyers. In September 2017, Josef Vleck, from the Czech Republic, is alleged to have been caught with nearly three kilograms of heroin, worth approximately $8.5 million. In Supreme Court, he requested and was granted a change... Read more of this article

Court: 25-Year-Old Denies Unlawful Killing

Court: 25-Year-Old Denies Unlawful Killing

[Written by Don Burgess] Rakeem Deshields denied the unlawful killing of Dejon Simmons. Mr Simmons, a bartender, was injured in fight on Front Street around 3:15 am Sunday, March 18, 2018, and subsequently died from the injuries. Mr Deshields pled not guilty to the charge. His next court appearance will be on July 2. Related StoriesCourt:... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Drugs, Money Laundering

Court: Man Denies Drugs, Money Laundering

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session, Edward Albuoy denied drug charges and money laundering charges. He pled not guilty to importation of illegal drugs including cannabis and cannabis resin on September 3, 2017. He also denied charges of possession with the intent to sell and money laundering charges. [Note:... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Robbery Charges

Court: Man Denies Robbery Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Court, Taaj Muhammad denied two robbery charges. He pled not guilty to stealing $2,000 via force from a woman and also rejected claims of robbing a man of a gold bracelet worth $2,000. Both offences were alleged to have happened in August 2017. He is scheduled to appear in court again on June 15. [Note: Due to legal... Read more of this article

Reduction Of Services Due To ‘Staffing Crisis’

Reduction Of Services Due To ‘Staffing Crisis’

[Updated] There will be a “reduction of the scope of services provided to Bermuda by the Judicial Department” which is a “direct result of the Department’s relentless staffing crisis” as “with just a 51% complement of staff” they are “no longer in a position to continue to attempt to provide full services.” This... Read more of this article

15-Year-Old Charged With Murder In England

15-Year-Old Charged With Murder In England

A 15-year-old boy appeared in Sheffield Magistrates’ Court in England this morning [May 28] charged with the murder of 15-year-old Bermudian Samuel Baker, who was fatally stabbed on May 24th. The South Yorkshire police said, “A Sheffield teenager who died from stab wounds has been formally identified as 15-year-old Samuel Baker. “Formal identification... Read more of this article

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

Court: 31-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Assault

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to assaulting a man on Front Street on May 17. The assault by Treadwell Smith was captured in a video that went viral online following the incident, with the footage showing Mr. Smith striking the victim multiple times before kicking him in the face. Mr. Smith alleged that the incident... Read more of this article

Court: Visitor Fined After Fight On Front Street

Court: Visitor Fined After Fight On Front Street

After being arrested following an altercation on Front Street this weekend, a visitor from New Jersey has been fined a total of $1,250 after he pleaded guilty to affray and resisting arrest. The altercation, which took place in the area of the Dog House on Front Street in the early hours of May 20th, ended with Bryan Wood being subdued by police officers... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Visitor Admits Possessing Ammo

Court: Cruise Visitor Admits Possessing Ammo

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 21], a 20-year-old visitor from the United States was fined after pleading guilty to possessing a bullet. James Lathan from Virginia was visiting the island on a cruise ship when a bullet was found in his backpack during a security check, with Mr Lathan telling the Court today he was “unaware” it... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Stealing Three Shirts

Court: Man Denies Stealing Three Shirts

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 16], Alexander Christopher of St Georges Parish denied stealing shirts from Gibbons Company. The 49-year-old denied, that in March of this year, he stole three shirts valued at $218.90 from Gibbons Company. Related StoriesMaxanne Anderson Appointed As Magistrate Justice Norma Wade-Miller To Retire... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Admits Possessing Ammunition

Court: Woman Admits Possessing Ammunition

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [May 16], a 36-year-old woman from the United States pleaded guilty to carrying five rounds of ammunition in her bag, with the court hearing she was visiting the island on a cruise ship. Julie Martin from Kentucky was charged with having in her possession five rounds of 9MM without holding a license. Her lawyer... Read more of this article