Murder: Norris Simpson Sentencing Adjourned

March 27, 2013

[Updated] Norris Simpson — who was convicted of the murder of Ida James — appeared in the Supreme Court for sentencing this morning [Mar 27], with his case adjourned until next month.

The convicted killer used his free arm to cover his face with a notepad as he entered court. This maintains the policy he had during the trial of shielding himself from the media.

Simpson entering Court today:


On February 1st 2013 Simpson was found guilty of the murder of Ida James, with the jury returning a 10-2 verdict. 

Simpson’s trial began in January 2013 in the Supreme Court, with the 54-year-old charged with murdering Ms James, who was found dead at her Berry Hill Road home in Paget in September 2011.

Quick video of Simpson entering Court today:

Simpson was arrested later that month, and charged with murdering the 66-year-old former social worker. He had rented a room from her at a North Shore property she owned, and was behind on his rent.

During the trial the Court heard she was stabbed some 60 times, and also heard that Ms James DNA was found under Simpson’s fingernails, and he was covered in cuts and abrasions.

File photo showing Simpson during his trial:

Simpson Bermuda February 1 2013

Ida James has been described as one of the original pioneers of Bermuda’s social work system and was a founding member of the Bermuda Social Workers Association. She remained involved in the evolution of the social work council for over twenty-five years, and a scholarship has been launched in her memory.

Update 11.38am: Simpson just left Court, turning away from our cameras.

Norris Simpson Supreme Court Bermuda March 27 2013 o (1)

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  1. Jason Smith says:

    Too bad we abolished the death penalty. Scum of the earth that man is…

  2. swing voter says:

    cowardly bastid. count yurself lucky that Mrs James wasn’t related to me.

  3. nuffin but da truth says:

    cut him and throw him overboard…Shark Food!

  4. Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

    why give him the ability to cover his face…he belongs to us now…post his mugshot for all to see…and not just him ALL wangstaz…