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Antoine Anderson Charged In Magistrates Court

Antoine Anderson Charged In Magistrates Court

44-year-old Antoine Anderson appeared in Magistrates Court charged with escaping lawful custody from the Prison Farm in St. George’s. It is related to an alleged incident earlier this week, and as it is an indictable offense he was not required to enter a plea. Anderson is due to reappear in the Supreme Court at the next arraignment session, and... Read more of this article

Court: 29-Year-Old Man Pleads Not Guilty

Court: 29-Year-Old Man Pleads Not Guilty

A man appeared in the Supreme Court in connection with the murder of Daunte Woods, who was fatally stabbed in October 2020 in Sandys. 29-year-old Jahmari Beach pleaded not guilty to the unlawful killing of 27-year-old Daunte Woods, and he also denied a charge of carrying a knife in a public place. The matter was adjourned until October 3rd, 2022.Related... Read more of this article

Court: Fourth Man Charged With Murder

Court: Fourth Man Charged With Murder

A fourth man was charged in Magistrates Court today [July 26] in connection with the murder of Letrae Doeman, who was fatally shot earlier this month. 27-year-old Aaron Perinchief was charged with the murder of Letrae Doeman and with using a firearm to commit the offense. He was not required to enter a plea as the matter must be heard in the Supreme... Read more of this article

Court: Three Men Charged With Murder

Court: Three Men Charged With Murder

Three men were charged in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Letrae Doeman, who was fatally shot earlier this month. Appearing in Magistrates Court today, Quazori Brangman of Pembroke, Jukai Burgess of St. George’s and Nasaje Anderson of St. George’s were charged with the unlawful killing of Letrae Doeman and using a firearm to commit... Read more of this article

Court Of Appeal Ruling In Bishop Splatter Case

Court Of Appeal Ruling In Bishop Splatter Case

The Court of Appeal ruled that the “Chief Justice was wrong to conclude that the Respondent’s right to freedom of expression under section 9 of the Constitution was violated by the pursuit of criminal proceedings in this case”, in relation to former police officer Barbi Bishop who was alleged to have posted an ‘All Lives Splatter’... Read more of this article

Bermudian Charged With Offences In UK Court

Bermudian Charged With Offences In UK Court

Two men – including Troishun Walker of Bermuda – recently appeared in a UK court, with Walker “accused of carrying a blade, namely a pocket knife, and using threatening violence.” The Hucknall Dispatch website said, “Troishun Walker, 30, of no fixed address but of Bermudian nationality, is accused of carrying a blade, namely a pocket... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Appeal From Man Asleep In Car

Court Dismisses Appeal From Man Asleep In Car

The Court has dismissed an appeal from Sabur Burrows – who was convicted after being found asleep in his car — stating it “sees no reason to disturb the Magistrate’s finding and the sentence he imposed.” The ruling said, “Mr. Burrows was found at 3.30 a.m. on 26th June 2020 asleep in his car in an area of Harmony Close, South... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Murder Of Keith Gordon

Man Charged With Murder Of Keith Gordon

A 45-year-old man appeared in Magistrate’s Court today [June 27] in connection with the murder of 70-year-old Keith Gordon. Clinton Smith was not required to enter a plea as the charges must be heard in the Supreme Court. He was remanded in custody and is set to reappear during the Supreme Court Arraignment Session on August 1st.Related StoriesCourt:... Read more of this article

Cannonier & Watson Trial Starts In Court

Cannonier & Watson Trial Starts In Court

The trial for Sophia Cannonier and Michael Watson, who are accused of allegedly breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules, got underway earlier this week, with a number of supporters outside as the trial commenced.The couple have put forward the view that since they had had tests which showed they had “robust levels of antibodies” there should be consideration... Read more of this article

Court: Suspended Sentence For Willful Damage

Court: Suspended Sentence For Willful Damage

A man who pleaded guilty to willful damage in connection with car fires was given a suspended sentence, with the Judge noting the accused was the recent victim of a burgled home shortly prior to his commission of the offence and he was unable to retrieve his medication. Justis Iris appeared before the Court for sentence following his guilty pleas... Read more of this article

Court Rules ‘Mailboxes Has Sufficient Interest’

Court Rules ‘Mailboxes Has Sufficient Interest’

The Supreme Court of Bermuda has declined an application from the Government to ‘set aside the grant of leave,’ and ruled that  Mailboxes ‘has sufficient interest’ to be ‘granted leave to commence judicial review proceedings.’ The ruling said, “On 24 November 2021 I granted Mailboxes leave to bring judicial... Read more of this article

Proceedings Shall Be Tried Before Another Judge

Proceedings Shall Be Tried Before Another Judge

Supreme Court Justice Shade Subair Williams has recused herself from the court proceedings related to former Premier Dr. Ewart Brown, with the ruling — which was the second application – saying, “I grant the application for my recusal and direct that these proceedings shall be tried before another judge.” The ruling [PDF] said,... Read more of this article

‘Interesting Solution, Not Entirely Problem Free’

‘Interesting Solution, Not Entirely Problem Free’

Considering sentencing discounts of up to 30% in “applicable cases where the defendant enters an early guilty plea is certainly an interesting solution” as an “early and unequivocal guilty plea by a defendant benefits society as whole and our justice system,” however it “is not entirely problem free,” OBA MP Scott... Read more of this article