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Man Denies Murdering Sgt Stange-Simmons

Man Denies Murdering Sgt Stange-Simmons

In this morning’s [April 1] Supreme Court Arraignment session, Kenneth Leverock denied murdering Sgt Dejion Stange-Simmons. Sgt Stange-Simmons, 26, was found dead inside a Southampton residence on Thursday, November 26th, 2015. Leverock’s Supreme Court trial was set for 4th July. The 25-year-old will remain in custody until that date. [Note:... Read more of this article

Court: 25-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Court: 25-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 26], Kenneth Leverock was charged with unlawfully killing Sergeant Dejion Stange-Simmons. As the charges can only be heard in the Supreme Court, the defendant was not required to enter a plea. The 25-year-old was remanded in custody by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo. Sgt Stange-Simmons, 26, was found dead... Read more of this article

Court: Shantoine Burrows Charged With Murder

Court: Shantoine Burrows Charged With Murder

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Feb 1], a 24-year-old man was charged with murdering Rickai Swan. Shantoine Prinston Burrows faced charges that, in Southampton on 23rd October 2015, he killed Mr Swan and unlawfully wounded and caused grievous bodily harm to Damiko Gibbons. He was also charged with using a firearm to commit the offences. As... Read more of this article

Man in Custody, Death of Mr Stange-Simmons

Man in Custody, Death of Mr Stange-Simmons

[Updated. Police ‎executing a search warrant at a Southampton residence discovered a man in an unresponsive state inside, and the police said the circumstances surrounding his death are considered "suspicious." The police subsequently confirmed the death of 26-year-old Dejion Stange-Simmons and said a man is in custody in relation to the incident.]There... Read more of this article

Police Update: Attempted Robbery & Murder

Police Update: Attempted Robbery & Murder

There have not been any arrests yet in connection with the fatal shooting last Friday the police confirmed today [Oct 30], adding that their community outreach has “produced results” and “together with CCTV footage there are numerous lines of enquiry that we are vigorously pursuing.” Addressing yesterday’s attempted armed... Read more of this article

“We Must Find A Way To Eradicate Gun Crime”

“We Must Find A Way To Eradicate Gun Crime”

“These incidents have been occurring for far too long in our communities and destroying our families” and “we must find a way to eradicate gun crime from our shores”, Southampton East MP Zane DeSilva said in the wake of the fatal shooting on Friday evening. “As the Member of Parliament for Southampton East, I am deeply... Read more of this article

Police Name Murder Victim: Rickai Swan

Police Name Murder Victim: Rickai Swan

The police have been identified the man who died following the shooting on Friday evening as 26 year old Rickai Swan of Southampton, and appealed for anyone with information to come forward and assist with the investigation. Acting Detective Chief Inspector Dave Greenidge said, “Around 10:42 pm on Friday 23rd October 2015, officers responded... Read more of this article

Condolences Expressed After Fatal Shooting

Condolences Expressed After Fatal Shooting

[Updated] “The tragic events of Friday night are a harsh reminder of the work that remains to be done to strengthen the fabric of our communities against violence of this kind,” Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley said in the wake of the fatal shooting on Friday evening. The Premier added, “Our thoughts and prayers... Read more of this article

Two Men Shot, 26-Year-Old Man Has Died

Two Men Shot, 26-Year-Old Man Has Died

[Updated. At around 10:40pm on Friday [Oct 23] there was a shooting outside Southampton Rangers. A 26 year old man died as a result of his injuries, and the second male shooting victim was taken to hospital for an injury that is “not believed to be serious at this time.”]At sometime around 10.30pm this evening [Oct 23] the police responded... Read more of this article

Pearman-Desilva Sentenced To Life For Murder

Pearman-Desilva Sentenced To Life For Murder

Jaquii Pearman-Desilva has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of the murder of Prince Edness, with the Court ruling he must serve a minimum of 35 years before being considered for parole. On December 7th 2014, police responded to a shooting that took place in Southampton, which saw 29-year-old Prince Edness fatally shot, and the... Read more of this article

Pearman-Desilva Found Guilty Of Edness Murder

Pearman-Desilva Found Guilty Of Edness Murder

[Updated] The jury has returned a verdict in the Supreme Court trial of Jaquii Pearman-Desilva, finding him guilty of murdering Prince Edness. On December 7th 2014, police responded to a shooting that took place in Southampton, which saw 29-year-old Prince Edness fatally shot, and the suspect fire at a police officer who was chasing them. Mr Pearman-Desilva,... Read more of this article

Court: Joshua Usher Cleared Of Edness Murder

Court: Joshua Usher Cleared Of Edness Murder

The court has ruled that Joshua Usher — who had been charged with the murder of Prince Edness — has no case to answer to and and directed the jury to find him not guilty of all charges. Mr. Usher was represented by lawyers Charles Richardson and Craig Attridge, who were assisted by Eron Hill. The defense team expressed that they were pleased... Read more of this article

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