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Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Bermudian Zandrae Smith has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 22 years, after being convicted of the murder of Tommy Ferris in the United Kingdom. This is according to a report in the Andover Advertiser, which said: “Zandrae Smith was sentenced after he stabbed Tommy Ferris four times in an alleyway off Smannell Road, in Andover,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Marcus Gibbings

Court: Man Denies Murder Of Marcus Gibbings

[Written by Don Burgess] Cleveland Rogers denied a murder charge in Supreme Court today [Nov 1]. The defendant pleaded not guilty of the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings on or about October 25, 2006. Mr Gibbings, who was from Trinidad, was found stabbed to death in an apartment in Devonshire. His next court appearance is set for November 14. Related... Read more of this article

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

Court: Minors Pleads Guilty To Sex Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A 43-year-old man pleaded guilty to three sex offences involving a minor and will await sentencing in the new year after several reports have been conducted. David Minors, from Sandys Parish, admitted to three of six charges involving a minor under the age of 16. Mr Minors –  the former Government road safety officer... Read more of this article

Court: 16-Year-Old Girl Denies Role In Murder

Court: 16-Year-Old Girl Denies Role In Murder

A 16-year-old girl on trial in the UK for the murder of Bermudian Lyrico Steede has denied she ‘set him up’, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. She is one of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of the 17-year-old Bermudian, who died after suffering multiple stab wounds. The report said, “A girl... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Charged With Burglary Offences

Court: Two Men Charged With Burglary Offences

[Updated] 42-year-old Jahni Thompson and 33-year-old Jeron Douglas appeared in Magistrates Court today [Oct 29] in relation to a series of burglaries across the island. Douglas was bailed and is due to appear in Drug Court, while Thompson was remanded to Westgate and also will appear in Drug Court. Police Commissioner Stephen Corbishley said, “Burglary... Read more of this article

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Charged With Stabbing

Court: 20-Year-Old Man Charged With Stabbing

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today [Oct 29], a 20-year-old Southampton man was charged with stabbing a man on Harbour Road last week. It is alleged that on October 23, 2018, Alex Wolffe caused severe injuries to the victim which saw him suffer a collapsed lung and damage to his kidneys. The court heard that Mr Wolffe also allegedly... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

Court: Man Charged With Sex Assault On Minor

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today [Oct 29], a 57-year-old man was charged with multiple sex offences relating to a minor while in a position of trust, with the offences said to have spanned a number of years, back to 2008. The man, who cannot be named at this stage due to legal reasons, is charged with touching the young girl. The... Read more of this article

Court: Girl Spoken To As A ‘Significant Witness’

Court: Girl Spoken To As A ‘Significant Witness’

A 16-year-old girl on trial for the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede was initially spoken to as a ‘significant witness’, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. The report said, “A 16-year-old girl who pleads not guilty to murder with four other defendants was initially a potential significant witness... Read more of this article

Court: Teenage Murder Suspects Met In A Car

Court: Teenage Murder Suspects Met In A Car

Teenage murder suspects are alleged to have met in a car as 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede lay critically injured in an English hospital, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. The report said, “Teenage murder suspects met in a car as Lyrico Steede lay dying in hospital from stab wounds, a court heard. There was discussion... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Threatening A Police Officer

Court: Man Denies Threatening A Police Officer

[Written by Don Burgess] A man pleaded not guilty to threatening to kill a police officer and two other charges. William Carlos Astwood, 53, was charged with contravening a Domestic Violence Protection Order on October 12, 2018, by entering a Keith Hall Road residence. He was also charged with using offensive words towards a police officer at the junction... Read more of this article

Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect

Court: Phone Linked To Teen Murder Suspect

A phone left in a taxi on the night that 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede was fatally attacked in England has been linked one of the teenagers accused of his murder. This is according to a report by the Nottinghamshire Post, which said, “A lost phone was linked to a teenage murder suspect with odds of 1,000 million to one, a jury heard. “DNA... Read more of this article

Court: Four Teen Defendants Traveled Together

Court: Four Teen Defendants Traveled Together

Four teenagers accused of the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede travelled by taxi to the area where he was attacked, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. The story said, “Four teenagers accused of the murder of Lyrico Steede travelled by taxi to the area where he was knifed – but did not have the fare upfront. “His... Read more of this article

Court: Defendants Urged To Mind Their Manners

Court: Defendants Urged To Mind Their Manners

[Written by Don Burgess] Defendants had to mind their manners in plea court as several were reprimanded by Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe. When one defendant didn’t mind his manners in trying to work out how to pay his $340 fine, Mr Wolffe reminded him about proper protocol. The exchange went like this: “Can I have some time?” “Sorry?” “Can... Read more of this article