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Crown To Appeal Sentence Given To Bulgarians

Crown To Appeal Sentence Given To Bulgarians

Following the sentencing today of two Bulgarian nationals who pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering, Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden said the Crown will “immediately file an appeal” against the four month sentence as it is “manifestly inadequate.” Mr Mussenden said, “The defendants Chavdar Bachev... Read more of this article

Court: Man Disqualified/Fined Following Collision

Court: Man Disqualified/Fined Following Collision

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 28], a 62-year-old man was disqualified from driving and fined after he admitted causing grievous bodily harm by driving without due care and attention. Mr Hewitt Caines was disqualified from driving all vehicles and fined $1,500 after he admitted causing grievous bodily harm by driving without due... Read more of this article

Court: Man Used Stolen Card To Buy Liquor, Food

Court: Man Used Stolen Card To Buy Liquor, Food

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 28], a 67-year-old man admitted stealing someone’s debit card and using it to obtain cigarettes, liquor, orange juice and food. Granville Gilbert admitted that he stole another man’s wallet and used the debit card that was in the wallet to dishonestly obtain goods from shops. Mr Gilbert used... Read more of this article

Court: 51-Year-Old Admits Racial Intimidation

Court: 51-Year-Old Admits Racial Intimidation

In this morning’s [April 27] Plea Court session, a 51-year-old man admitted using racial slurs to emergency personnel after they responded to help him following a collision. Joseph Lima pleaded guilty to racial intimidation and driving whilst impaired, with all offences occurring on 19th April 2016. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi... Read more of this article

30-Year-Old Charged With Importing Cocaine

30-Year-Old Charged With Importing Cocaine

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 22], a 30-year-old foreign national was remanded in custody after being charged with importing cocaine. Jamaican national Tyrone Brown was charged with importing 894.6 grams of cocaine into Bermuda in April 2016. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that the estimated street value, in... Read more of this article

Court: Man Admits Being Drunk, Resisting Arrest

Court: Man Admits Being Drunk, Resisting Arrest

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [April 21], a 42-year-old man pleaded guilty to being drunk and incapable and violently resisting arrest, with the Court hearing he was seen washing his face with beer. Omar Young pleaded guilty to being drunk and incapable and violently resisting arrest at Maximart on 4th April 2016. The Crown Prosecutor... Read more of this article

Court: Father Appears For Slapping Defendant

Court: Father Appears For Slapping Defendant

The father of a young woman who was killed in a road collision appeared in Court this morning [April 20], where he admitted slapping the man who caused the death of his daughter. Patrick Richardson was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison for causing the death of 22-year-old La-Nae Woodley, who was killed in a hit and run collision last year. Mr... Read more of this article

Man Admits Theft, Robbery & Threatening Words

Man Admits Theft, Robbery & Threatening Words

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [Apr 18], a 54-year-old man admitted stealing T-bone steaks and deodorant, knocking someone down and robbing them of their Special Person’s card, and using threatening words. Eugene Anderson admitted the string of offences which that took place in August 2015. Mr Anderson admitted stealing five T-bone steaks,... Read more of this article

Men Charged In Connection With 2012 Murder

Men Charged In Connection With 2012 Murder

In Magistrates Court this morning [April 18], two men were charged in connection with the 2012 murder of Lorenzo Stovell. Zikai Cann was charged with the murder of Mr Stovell as well as with using a firearm, while Cordova Simons-Marshall was charged with handling a firearm and assisting a person who committed a felony. Mr Stovell, who was partially... Read more of this article

Appeals Court Reduces Taariq Clarke’s Sentence

Appeals Court Reduces Taariq Clarke’s Sentence

The appeal lodged by Taariq Clarke has been allowed by Bermuda’s Court of Appeal, and his 7.5 year prison sentence for aggravated burglary and using a firearm has been reduced to 6 years, with the Court noting that he gave sworn testimony which led to the conviction of a co-defendant. The Court’s ruling said, “This is an appeal by... Read more of this article

Court: Eight Year Sentence ’Manifestly Excessive’

Court: Eight Year Sentence ’Manifestly Excessive’

The Bermuda Court of Appeal has found that the sentence of eight years handed down to Joeshun Russell is ”manifestly excessive and therefore should be reduced,” with the Court saying they “have come to the conclusion that the right sentence” is six years imprisonment. Mr Russell, 40, was jailed for numerous offences of dishonesty,... Read more of this article

Man Fined & Disqualifed For High Speed Chase

Man Fined & Disqualifed For High Speed Chase

Appearing in Magistrates Court today [April 14], a 26-year-old man  – who was on crutches — was fined and disqualified from driving after admitting leading police on a high speed chase. Zikai Cann admitted that he had led police on a high-speed chase, with the Court hearing the police clocked him as doing speeds as high as 110kph. Cann... Read more of this article

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