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Court: Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva Appeal Dismissed

Court: Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva Appeal Dismissed

Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva — who was convicted of the murder of Prince Edness — has his appeal dismissed by Bermuda’s Court of Appeal. The ruling said, “The Appellant, Jaquii Pearman-DeSilva, was convicted in the Supreme Court on 15 September 2015 of the murder of Prince Edness [“the deceased”]. “He was also 2 convicted of... Read more of this article

Court: Roberto Marques Sentenced To 10 Years

Court: Roberto Marques Sentenced To 10 Years

[Updated] Appearing in Supreme Court today [Oct 31], former Customs Officer Roberto Marques was sentenced to ten years in prison. Earlier this month, Mr Marques entered a guilty plea to charges including possessing cocaine with intent to supply, possession of drug equipment and money laundering. In a previous Court appearance, the prosecutor Nicole... Read more of this article

Court: Former Customs Officer To Be Sentenced

Court: Former Customs Officer To Be Sentenced

[Written by Don Burgess] The sentencing hearing of two men — including a former Customs Officer — charged with various drug offences was adjourned yesterday when one of the pair said the drugs he had was for personal use and not for supply. Earlier this month both Ryan Willingham-Walker and Roberto Marques pled guilty to drug offences and... Read more of this article

Court: Butterfield & Perinchief Trial Begins

Court: Butterfield & Perinchief Trial Begins

[Written by Don Burgess ] A trial that features an alleged illegal firearm, ammunition, and illegal drugs started in Supreme Court on Tuesday. Jermaine Butterfield and Kimmisha Perinchief are charged with the importation of a prohibited firearm, importation of ammunition, conspiracy to the importation of cannabis, and conspiracy to supply a controlled... Read more of this article

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

Court: Thomas Sentenced For Manslaughter

[Written by Don Burgess + Updated] Appearing in Supreme Court today [Oct 13], Mikiel Thomas was sentenced to 12 years in prison for manslaughter. On March 5, 2017, Raymond Butterfield was stabbed twice just outside of Blue Waters Anglers Club. In August of this year, Mr. Thomas, a footballer who played with the under-20 team, was cleared of the murder... Read more of this article

‘Successful Prosecution Of The Perpetrators’

‘Successful Prosecution Of The Perpetrators’

Following the recent sentences handed down for defendants convicted of murder, firearm offences and burglary, the police thanked members of the public “who had the courage to come forward and give evidence” as well as all those who “worked tirelessly to bring all the evidence together for successful prosecution of the perpetrators.” Detective... Read more of this article

Court Cooperation Between Singapore, Bermuda

Court Cooperation Between Singapore, Bermuda

The Supreme Court of Bermuda has entered into two agreements with the Supreme Court of Singapore designed to facilitate cooperation between the two courts. A statement from the judiciary said, “Cooperation between commercial courts and commercial judges in different jurisdictions is important in various legal fields, in particular the enforcement... Read more of this article

Court: Keivon Scott Sentenced For Murder

Court: Keivon Scott Sentenced For Murder

Appearing in the Supreme Court today [Oct 5], 35-year-old Keivon Scott was sentenced to life for the murder of Edmund John Flood, with the Court ruling he must serve 18 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Mr Flood, 55, was found dead at a Paget residence on October 2nd, 2016. The two were involved in a romantic relationship, which prosecutors... Read more of this article

Gariko Benjamin Sentenced To Life In Prison

Gariko Benjamin Sentenced To Life In Prison

Appearing in Supreme Court this afternoon [Oct 4] Gariko Benjamin was sentenced to life in prison, with the Court ordering he must serve 25 years before being considered for parole. Benjamin, 25, was convicted of being involved with the murders of Ricco Furbert and Haile Outerbridge, who both sustained fatal wounds after being shot multiple times while... Read more of this article

Court: Winslow Williams Denies Multiple Charges

Court: Winslow Williams Denies Multiple Charges

In this month’s Supreme Court Monthly Arraignment session, Winslow Edward Williams pleaded not guilty to nine charges and was remanded in custody. The charges he faced included three counts of burglary, grievous bodily harm with intent to do grievous bodily, two counts of serious assault, prowling about a dwelling-house, taking a conveyance... Read more of this article

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Firearm

Court: Man Pleads Guilty To Possessing Firearm

In this month’s Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Dion Cholmondeley pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing of prohibited weapon and a second charge of possessing ammunition, with the court hearing the weapon in question was a Glock firearm. Mr Cholmondeley’s sentencing date was set for next month, and the 33-year-old was remanded... Read more of this article

Court: Two Men Deny Attempted Murder Charge

Court: Two Men Deny Attempted Murder Charge

In today’s [Oct 2] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Jahmico Trott and Troy Burgess denied attempted murder and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence, with the offences alleged to have occurred on May 14th. The defendants were given a trial date in February 2018, and were remanded in custody by Puisne Judge Charles-Etta... Read more of this article

Court: Simmons Denies Attempted Murder

Court: Simmons Denies Attempted Murder

In today’s [Oct 2] Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments session, Carlton Simmons pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Mr Simmons, a former Alderman with the Corporation of Hamilton, has been charged with the attempted murder of Jahkeil Samuels at Ambiance Lounge on Angle Street in Hamilton, with the incident allegedly occurring in... Read more of this article