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Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Trial Set For June

Court: Cruise Ship Passenger Trial Set For June

[Written by Don Burgess] A New Jersey man who has pleaded not guilty to a sexual assault aboard a cruise ship has had his trial pushed back until June. The man, who resides in the United States and cannot be named at this stage for legal reasons, had previously denied that he committed the alleged offence against a fellow cruise ship passenger. His... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Deny Assaulting Neighbour

Court: Two Men Deny Assaulting Neighbour

[Written by Don Burgess] Appearing in Magistrates Court, two men denied assault charges following an alleged dispute over a dog which resulted in their neighbour ending up in the hospital with a fractured nose. Meshack Crichton, 20, and Kevin Davis, 57, both of Warwick, pleaded not guilty to causing grievous bodily harm to their neighbour on Random... Read more of this article

Court: Five Men Deny Fighting At Docksiders

Court: Five Men Deny Fighting At Docksiders

[Written by Don Burgess] Five men pleaded not guilty in Magistrates Court to fighting at a Front Street bar last month. Zackary Fox [20], Paul Smith Jr [21], Ayinde Eve [25], Jahni Holder [24], and Sanchea Douglas [24], all denied being involved in a brawl at the Docksider Pub & Restaurant on January 19. The court heard that all five men are from... Read more of this article

Court: Woman Denies Charge Of Causing Death

Court: Woman Denies Charge Of Causing Death

[Written by Don Burgess] A Warwick woman pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Rakai Augustus by careless driving. Kelly-Ann Damasio denied the charge after the indictment was reduced from causing death by dangerous driving. On October 28, 2017, Mr Augustus was a passenger in a car that was allegedly being driven by Ms Damasio when it struck... Read more of this article

Victim’s Mother: ‘The Pain Is Indescribable’

Victim’s Mother: ‘The Pain Is Indescribable’

The “pain is indescribable,” Keishaye Steede said in her victim impact statement which read out in court after her son’s killers were convicted in Nottingham Crown Court in England. Lyrico Steede was only 17-years-old when he was murdered by a group of teenagers in England last year. The five teenagers were sentenced yesterday, with... Read more of this article

Court: Teens Sentenced For Murder In UK

Court: Teens Sentenced For Murder In UK

Five teenagers have been sentenced in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Bermudian Lyrico Steede in England, receiving sentences ranging from six to 20 years. The BBC reported, “Five young people have been sentenced for their part in the killing of a 17-year-old boy amid a dispute fuelled by a YouTube drill music video. Two of the killers... Read more of this article

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

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