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Court: Construction Firm Denies Charges

Court: Construction Firm Denies Charges

[Written by Don Burgess] A company was today charged in Magistrates Court in connection with alleged health insurance offences. Ricky Sousa and RMS Construction Ltd pled not guilty to the charges. The company was charged with failing to effect and continue in force a contract of health insurance with a licensed insurer. They were also charged with... Read more of this article

Court: Four In Court Over PLV Loan Money

Court: Four In Court Over PLV Loan Money

[Written by Don Burgess] Four people were in Supreme Court this week in connection with the financial aspects of the failed Par-la-Ville hotel development. Former Mayor of Hamilton Graeme Outerbridge, Corporation of Hamilton Secretary Ed Benevides, developer Michael MacLean and his wife, Yasmin MacLean, were not required to enter a plea and their next... Read more of this article

Court: Lake Receives Suspended Sentence

Court: Lake Receives Suspended Sentence

[Written by Don Burgess] Andrew Lake received a suspended sentence in connection with the boat collision death of Mary McKee, a visitor from New Zealand who was in Bermuda to attend the America’s Cup. The 27-year-old had been found not guilty of the charge of manslaughter, however he admitted to reckless driving. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons... Read more of this article

Court: Lake Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

Court: Lake Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter

27-year-old Andrew Lake has been found not guilty of manslaughter following the death last year of Mary McKee in a boating accident. The jury returned its verdict late this afternoon [Aug 24] following a trial in the Supreme Court. Mary McKee, a visitor from New Zealand, was in a small, semi-inflatable vessel in June of last year, when the boat was... Read more of this article

Court: 42-Yr-Old Man Charged With Wounding

Court: 42-Yr-Old Man Charged With Wounding

[Written by Don Burgess] A 42-year-old Warwick man appeared in Magistrates Court charged in connection with an assault on a 29-year-old woman. Ivan Trott was charged with intent to do grievous bodily harm and unlawfully wounding a woman on August 21. He was not required to enter a plea, and his arraignment is scheduled for October 1. He was granted... Read more of this article

Court Quashes Conviction For Airline Incident

Court Quashes Conviction For Airline Incident

A man has successfully appealed his conviction for using threatening words and disorderly behaviour on an airline, arguing that a “Bermuda Court lacked jurisdiction” and was “incapable of proving that the conduct complained occurred in Bermuda.” Helder Paulo Vieira filed the appeal, and the Court ruled, “The appeal is accordingly... Read more of this article

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

Court: Jury Sees Video Of Defendant’s Interview

[Written by Don Burgess] “I never saw those points. They didn’t have any lights on, any running lights… I saw them at the last possible second.” Andrew Lake spoke those words to police investigators in a videotaped interrogation the day after his boat ran over the top of a Rigid Inflatable Boat [RIB] that New Zealand visitor Mary... Read more of this article

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

Fatal Collision: Court Hears Police Testimony

[Written by Don Burgess] “I may have been going too fast.” Those were the words jurors heard from police officers who say Andrew Lake spoke to them after allegedly crashing into a boat resulting in the death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee on June 1, 2017. Mr Lake has denied a charge of manslaughter in the death of Mrs McKee, who was... Read more of this article

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

Court: Witnesses Testify In Fatal Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] “I just screamed because there was no way I thought anybody would survive.” Jurors heard that as part of an emotional testimony from a witness of the fatal boat crash involving an America’s Cup visitor from New Zealand. One witness, from California, recounted the details leading up to and after Andrew Lake’s boat, the... Read more of this article

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

Court: Trial Underway In Fatal Boat Collision Case

[Written by Don Burgess] Photos of boats involved and a panicked 911 call were all part of yesterday’s [Aug 14] testimony at a trial of a man charged with the manslaughter of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee when his 17 foot... Read more of this article

Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

Court: Man Jailed For Setting Off Fire Alarm

[Written by Don Burgess] A 54-year-old Devonshire man pled guilty to charges connected with pulling a fire alarm at the Dame Lois Browne Evans Building. Jerry Williams said this was a case of “the hero being turned into the villain” as he claimed that on August 10th, he only pulled the fire alarm to save the court from a tragedy. Mr Williams admitted... Read more of this article

Court: Cruise Passenger Denies Sexual Assault

Court: Cruise Passenger Denies Sexual Assault

[Written by Don Burgess] In Magistrates Court today, a cruise ship passenger from New Jersey pled not guilty to a charge of sexual assault. The 27-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was alleged to have committed the crime against a fellow cruise ship passenger on August 10. His trial is scheduled to begin on August 29. He was granted... Read more of this article

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

Jury Selection Begins In Fatal Boat Collision Trial

[Written by Don Burgess] Jury selection began this morning [Aug 13] for a Southampton man charged with the powerboat death of New Zealand visitor Mary McKee during last year’s America’s Cup. In December of last year, Andrew Lake pled not guilty to unlawfully killing Mrs McKee, 62, on June 1, 2017.At that time he also pled not guilty with... Read more of this article