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Court: 53-Year-Old Man Denies Rape Charge

Court: 53-Year-Old Man Denies Rape Charge

[Written by Don Burgess] A 53-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a rape in 1988. The man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, allegedly committed the offence sometime between the dates of September 1988 and October 1988. His trial is scheduled to start in February 2019. His bail conditions remain the same from an earlier court appearance... Read more of this article

Travone Saltus Sentenced To Life For Murder

Travone Saltus Sentenced To Life For Murder

Appearing in Supreme Court this afternoon [Oct 1], Travone Saltus was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of the murder of Lorenzo Stovell. Saltus was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for using a firearm to commit the offence, with that sentence to run consecutively. Puisne Judge Charles Etta-Simmons ordered Saltus to serve a minimum... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Charged Following Fatal Collision

Court: Woman Charged Following Fatal Collision

A 30-year-old woman was charged in Magistrates’ Court with causing the death of a man by dangerous driving. Kelly-Ann Damasio was charged with causing the death of Rakai Augustus, who died following a car crash in St George’s in October of last year. He was a passenger in the car at the time it crashed. ZBM reported that Ms Damasio was not required... Read more of this article

Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Court: Men Charged With Child Pornography

Two people were charged today [Sept 21] in Magistrates Court with offences involving child pornography. A 40-year-old guest worker was charged with eight counts involving accessing child pornography. The offenses were said to involve thousands of images, and said to have occurred on dates between February 2014 and December 2017. The defendant was not... Read more of this article

Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

Court: Collisha Burch Found Not Guilty

A 31-year-old woman has been found not guilty of causing the death of another woman, with Collisha Burch being found not guilty in the Supreme Court of causing the death of Kerry Hollis by driving with a dangerous substance in her system and death by careless driving. Kerry Petty Hollis, a 38-year-old mother of two, died following a road traffic collision... Read more of this article

Court: Jimenez Facing Cocaine Charge In Miami

Court: Jimenez Facing Cocaine Charge In Miami

Micah Jimenez is facing a charge of importing cocaine into the United States, with court documents stating that he was allegedly caught attempting to import the illegal drug at the Miami International Airport earlier this month. According to court documents from the Southern District of Florida, “On or about September 8, 2018, the defendant, Micah... Read more of this article

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

Court: Driver Fined $800, Banned For 12 Months

[Written by Don Burgess] A Hamilton Parish man pled guilty to two charges in relation to being stopped on suspicion of DUI. On September 16, police stopped Shaquille Codrington, 25, on Palmetto Road in Devonshire. While speaking to the defendant, they asked him if he had been drinking and Mr Codrington apparently said, “I had two beers.” They... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

Court: 47-Year-Old Man Admits Nine Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A 47-year-old man pled guilty to nine charges this morning [Sept 17], including four counts of dishonesty in obtaining money from motorists, and three counts of attempting to obtain money dishonestly. Troy Woods, from Devonshire, also pled guilty to one count of taking a motorcycle without permission, and one count of stealing... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

Court: Woman Sentenced To One Year In Prison

[Written by Don Burgess] A 22-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to drug importation charges. Ashley Mussenden said she was guilty of bringing in cannabis resin and ecstasy, and the Court heard the drugs have a combined street value of over $23,000. The court heard the young woman had a turbulent childhood, which... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

Court: Man Admits Motor Vehicle Offences

[Written by Don Burgess] A man opted to go to prison instead of paying a fine as long as he was out in time for Christmas. Malcolm Symonds pled guilty to three motor vehicle offences: driving an unlicensed bike, driving an uninsured bike, and having a passenger on the back of the bike without a helmet. Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo fined the man $1,000... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Threatening MP

Court: Man Charged With Threatening MP

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 10] a 55-year-old man was charged with stalking and threatening Michael Scott, who is the elected MP for Sandys North. Perry Smith faced multiple charges, including allegedly stalking Mr Scott and causing Mr. Scott to receive a written threat to kill him. Smith is charged with having a knife in a public place... Read more of this article

Court: U.S. Nationals Charged With Importing

Court: U.S. Nationals Charged With Importing

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Sept 10], three U.S. nationals were charged with conspiring to import controlled drugs into Bermuda. 31-year-old Margil Mireles of Houston, Texas; 27-year-old Jahad Waldron of Brooklyn, New York and 22-year-old Julian Mendez of Brooklyn, New York were charged with conspiring to import controlled drugs between... Read more of this article

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Charged With Murder

Court: 47-Year-Old Woman Charged With Murder

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court, a 47-year-old St George’s woman was charged with the murder of Marcus Gibbings in 2006. Katrina Burgess is the second person to be charged, as back in July of this year, her brother Cleveland Rogers was charged with the premeditated murder of Marcus Gibbings, who was found stabbed to death on... Read more of this article