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Court: Charges Dismissed Against Four People

Court: Charges Dismissed Against Four People

The charges against former Hamilton Mayor Graeme Outerbridge, Ed Benevides, developer Michael MacLean and his wife Yasmin MacLean were dismissed in the Supreme Court, a member of the legal team confirmed. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons ruled that there was no basis in law to substantiate the charges against the four people, and the case was dismissed. The... Read more of this article

Widower Taking Crash Case To English Court

Widower Taking Crash Case To English Court

“The widower of a Christchurch woman killed in a boat crash in Bermuda is trying to get further redress in the English courts,” according to a report from New Zealand’s Stuff. The story said, “Mary McKee was killed on June 1, 2017, after an inflatable boat, on which she was a passenger, was hit at night by a 5-metre Mako speedboat on Hamilton... Read more of this article

Court: 32-Year-Old Man Admits Multiple Charges

Court: 32-Year-Old Man Admits Multiple Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] “Your behaviour, sir, is atrocious.” Those words were spoken by Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe to Fabio Barbosa, with the Senior Magistrate also telling the 32-year-old he was “the personification of why” Bermuda needs road sobriety checkpoints. Mr Barbosa pleaded guilty to two counts of refusing a breath test... Read more of this article

Court: Interpreters Needed To Proceed To Trial

Court: Interpreters Needed To Proceed To Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] A Czech man who has experienced problems getting trial date set because of a lack of interpreters apparently has issues getting a dentist appointment as well. Josef Vleck, from the Czech Republic, has been awaiting trial for over a year, since his arrest in September 2017, for allegedly importing $8.5 in heroin. Mr Vleck —... Read more of this article

Court: Burgess, Rogers Murder Trial Set For June

Court: Burgess, Rogers Murder Trial Set For June

[Written by Don Burgess] A brother and sister accused of the murder of Marcus Gibbings will go to trial in June. Katrina Burgess and her brother Cleveland Rogers have both denied being involved in the murder of Mr Gibbings. Their trial date has been set for June 4, 2019. Mr Gibbings was found stabbed to death in an apartment in Devonshire on or about... Read more of this article

Court: Bomb Hoaxer Given Time To Pay Fines

Court: Bomb Hoaxer Given Time To Pay Fines

[Written by Don Burgess] The man who last January phoned in a fake bomb threat to the Dame Lois Browne-Evans Building to avoid a court hearing was back before the bench for failing to pay his fines from that event as well as several cases. Robert Somner, 37, explained to the court how his life has fallen apart since the incident. “After last year’s... Read more of this article

Court: Man Denies Taking Two Vehicles

Court: Man Denies Taking Two Vehicles

[Written by Don Burgess] Tarik Ebbin, 21 denied two charges of taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission. Mr Ebbin, from Sandy’s parish, pled not guilty to taking a black SYM on December 19, and he also denied taking a blue Honda on December 20. Judge Anderson granted Mr Ebbin bail on the conditions he put up $2,000 for each offence... Read more of this article

Court: Teenagers Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Court: Teenagers Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Two teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede and three other teenagers have been found not guilty of murder, but have been found guilty of manslaughter. This is according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post, which said, “Two teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of Lyrico Steede. Three... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Violently Resisting Arrest

Court: Man Admits Violently Resisting Arrest

[Written by Don Burgess] A St George’s man pleaded guilty to violently resisting arrest. Jahmiko Hayward, 34, also denied assaulting a police officer and that charge was dropped. Police had been called to the scene of a Front Street business where two males were reported to be fighting. When police officers arrived, they noticed Mr Hayward ,... Read more of this article

Murder Trial: Jury Hears About Music Video

Murder Trial: Jury Hears About Music Video

A jury in the trial of five teenagers charged in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede heard how a music video mirrored the crime, according to the latest report from Nottingham Post. The report said, “A murder jury heard that a music video mirrored the knife killing of teenager Lyrico Steede, who was chased from a Bulwell... Read more of this article

Bermudian Jailed In USA For Cocaine Charge

Bermudian Jailed In USA For Cocaine Charge

Micah Daniel Jimenez has been sentenced to one year and one day imprisonment in an American prison in connection with importing cocaine into the United States en route to Bermuda from the Dominican Republic. According to documents from the Florida Southern District Court, Jimenez’s sentence will be followed by one year of supervised release, as... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Court: Man Charged With Sexual Assault

Appearing in in Magistrates’ Court, a 41-year-old-man was charged with sexually assaulting two girls. According to ZBM, the man, who cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, is charged with allegedly committing the offences after trespassing into the Brangman Care Home in Devonshire on November 24, 2018. The defendant was not required... Read more of this article

Court: Teen Denies Playing Any Part In Attack

Court: Teen Denies Playing Any Part In Attack

A teenage male denied playing any part in the fatal attack on 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede, according to the latest report from the Nottingham Post. The story said, “A 17-year-old boy among a group of young people on trial for the murder of Lyrico Steede has denied playing any part in the attack. “The teenager – who is too... Read more of this article