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Appeal Of Man Charged With Brother Dismissed

Appeal Of Man Charged With Brother Dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a man who was jointly charged with his brother, saying “clearly he put brotherly love and family solidarity ahead of self-preservation” and “the defence he elected to advance was fairly put to the jury by the trial judge.” In October 2015, Javon Weeks was sentenced to four years... Read more of this article

Woman Guilty Of Theft Sentenced To Four Years

Woman Guilty Of Theft Sentenced To Four Years

Appearing in Court today [June 28], Ms Devore Brangman, now 55, was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting her guilt and being convicted in Supreme Court. Ms Brangman had originally been charged with stealing $434,000 worth of credit balances and transferring these balances to her personal account while she was employed as the accounts manager... Read more of this article

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Court: Man Charged With Robbing Vera P Card

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 27], a 20-year-old man was charged in connection with the robbery of the Vera P. Card store on Water Street in St. George’s last week. Kenneth Wade was charged with stealing $585 in cash as well as jewelry, and having an imitation firearm. The Court heard that the defendant was apprehended in vicinity... Read more of this article

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Court: Prisoner Pleads Guilty To Wounding

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [June 23], a 30-year-old convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to using a pen to stab another prisoner in the eye. Merrick Seaman pleaded guilty to being in an Increased Penalty Zone – namely Westgate Correctional Facility – and unlawfully wounding a fellow prison inmate. The Chief Magistrate was told that on... Read more of this article

Appeals Court Increase Bulgarians’ Sentences

Appeals Court Increase Bulgarians’ Sentences

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the four month sentences handed down to two Bulgarian nationals was “manifestly inadequate” and has replaced the sentences of four months imprisonment in each case with one of two years imprisonment concurrent on all the offenses.Chavdar Bachev and Georgi Todorov were sentenced in April of this year after pleading... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Stealing From Car & Prowling

Court: Man Admits Stealing From Car & Prowling

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 21], Richard Dill, 48, plead guilty to stealing $3.00 worth of coins from a woman’s car that was parked outside her residence; and to prowling about her residence. Police later  arrested Dill and, on being questioned, he admitted the actions. This morning Dill asked to be given help for his thirty... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Resisting Arrest & Damage

Court: Man Admits Resisting Arrest & Damage

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 21], a 25-year-old Devonshire man was remanded into custody after admitting charges including violently resisting arrest. Marshall Wolffe pleaded guilty to handling a stolen motorcycle, violently resisting arrest, and damaging a policeman’s uniform shirt. Magistrate Archie Warner set 5th August... Read more of this article

Appeals Court Rules On Man With 23 Aliases

Appeals Court Rules On Man With 23 Aliases

The Court has ruled on an appeal lodged by a man whose identify was unknown when he was originally charged, with the Court saying he is now believed to be a Ugandan national named Watson Ogon who apparently uses some 23 aliases. According to the ruling, when he initially appeared in Court charged with false passports offences, his identity was unknown... Read more of this article

Court Rules: Advance Poll Moved From Church

Court Rules: Advance Poll Moved From Church

A decision was handed down in the Supreme Court which saw the referendum on same sex relationships still set to proceed, with the advanced poll to be changed from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Hall to the Bermuda College. Bermudian voters are set to head to the polls to answer two questions: “are you in favour of same sex marriage in Bermuda?”... Read more of this article

Patricia Dangor Steps Down From Appeals Court

Patricia Dangor Steps Down From Appeals Court

Government House has today announced that Ms Patricia Dangor has stepped down as a member of the Court of Appeal. Ms Dangor was appointed on 1 July 2014, though she sat as an Acting Justice of Appeal before her formal appointment in June 2014. The Governor, Mr George Fergusson, said today that he regretted that a series of medical problems had led to... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

Court Dismisses Convicted Murderer’s Appeal

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal lodged by convicted murderer Norris Simpson, saying the jury “were entitled to convict and there is no reason to suppose the conviction was unsafe.” Mr Simpson was convicted of the murder of former social worker Ida James, who was found dead in her Paget home in 2011. During the trial,... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Court: Man Admits Damaging Car Windshield

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [May 26], a 49-year-old man was ordered to pay restitution for  willfully damaging the windshield of a car, with the Court hearing he threw a beer bottle at it. Mr Glen Fox told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that he was unemployed and that he could pay $50 a month as restitution to cover the cost of a car windshield... Read more of this article