Trial Dates Set For Three Murder Defendants

December 3, 2013

GARDENER-WOLDeIn addition to the four convicted murderers and one murder defendant that we previously reported on, three additional murder defendants had their trial dates set during the Supreme Court Monthly Arraignments Session yesterday [Dec 2].

Appearing by video-link and facing charges relating to the murder of Malcolm Augustus on Christmas Day in 2012, Wolde Gardner [pictured/file photo] was given a trial date of 21st April 2014.

Gardner and his lawyer, Charles Richardson, both made comments about the fact that Gardner had been in custody since January 2013 and should have a speedy trial.

Also appearing by video-link, Zikai Cann, 25, charged with the December 2009 murder of Gary “Fingas” Cann was given a trial date of 31st March 2014.

Leading up to this decision, Zikai Cann had taken issue with the fact that he had been in custody since November 2012. A female voice from the public gallery said that Cann had been in custody since 23rd November 2012.

After Justice Greaves had given the March trial date, Cann loudly asked if anyone cared that he had been locked up already for such a long time. Again, coming from the public gallery, there was an outburst from a female voice that said: “They don’t care about a little black boy like you.”

Justice Greaves spoke sharply and said: “Don’t do that lady or you’ll get remanded too.”

Also being handled during yesterday’s Arraignments, was a trial date for Tyrone Pedro who is charged with the murder of Steven Jireh Iris, who died as a result of a stabbing that took place outside of a residence of Glebe Road in August 2013. Mr Pedro will stand trial on 3rd March 2014.

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  1. tricks are for kids.... says:

    To Cann and his female counterpart shouting out from the “peanut gallery” YOU are where YOU are because of choices that YOU made….So why should anyone care……..

    • innocent until proven guilty says:

      He hasnt been found guilty. so who is to say he did anything to have been in jail for OVER a year. why hasnt his case started? Probably because bps havent found enough evidence to convict. smh

      • tricks are for kids.... says:

        Nowhere in MY comment did I state or indicate that he did anything wrong or say that he was guilty……Obviously they have SOME evidence that is sufficient to incarcerate him or he would have been bailed all this time…..Sorry if YOU all don’t agree with MY opinion…….IJS

    • Kathy says:

      How do you say someone is guilty before trial? Typical.

    • Leigh says:

      People that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Majority of you negative individuals posting your malicious comments sound like typical small-minded fools. How could you sit there and ridicule a mother and son that you don’t even know?! You’re all so caught up in the hype that you fail to see the crap that the media is feeding you. It’s obvious that they don’t have enough evidence to charge him. That’s why they are taking so long with his case. Prosecution needs more time to chase their tails. For all you pessimistic people on here promoting hate you need to realize that YOU ARE A PART OF THE PROBLEM IN BERMUDA! You are all a bunch of cowards. You would rather have a scapegoat than fix Bermuda’s black community.

  2. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Cry me a river!!!!!!!!

  3. So-so says:

    To the cereal person – I care his mother so before u all start talking your mess just let me say this, his my son n I will always be there for him . The justice system has set the odds against OUR young black man so instead of giving negative comments on social media pick up a book. Here’s one I suggest for you cereal person ” IT’S ONLY 4%” CRIME IN BERMUDA written by Larry Scott B.A, B.A, LEC

    • Triangle says:

      “pick up a book” — Lets start with getting a handle on the English language in order to better validate your position.

      • Just Saying says:

        Amazing how she is demanding that someone pick up a book but yet her grammer is atrocious.

        • enough says:

          I always love rebukes like this one with the wrong spelling of grammar.

    • u ank sers says:

      maybe ya son shoulda picked up a book…

    • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

      Stay out of it moms…its not worth the aggravation…book or no book…you won’t change the consensus of the public opinion…just stand by your son whether he’s right or wrong as a loving mother would rightly do…but don’t expect us to.

    • Next says:

      Look at your spelling and grammar before you tell anyone else to pick up a book. Terrible. No wonder your son is sitting in a cell rotting away. You failed YOUR BLACK SON don’t blame everyone else. The justice system in Bermuda has not set the odds against any black men. This is not the United States so stop repeating what you hear you bird.

    • js says:

      I remember a number of years ago Larry Scott was talking on his legal talk radio show about how the criminal justice system in Bermuda was institutionally racists and so on so on

      I do not doubt that statement for a minute however I always wondered how such a system could exist in a society where:

      the vast majority of law makers are black
      the judges who preside over criminal trials are exclusively black
      the vast majority of prosecutors are black
      the vast majority of police officers are black
      the vast majority of prison officers are black
      and the vast majority of defence attorneys are black

      unfortunately Bermuda views itself in the prism of American institutionalized racism when the reality is that white residents have virtually no part to play in the system

      however the sad irony is that Bermuda is so entrenched in institutional racism that white residents need not play any part and in fact need not even be on island for there to be institutional racism

      Bermuda society is like the matrix and black Bermudians will defend the system with their life even if it is designed to hold them back and hold them down

      • Sparky says:

        Powerful comments based on facts for those who have read a book !

    • wow says:

      Who feels it knows so so girl. Free kai!!

  4. So-so says:

    @ innocent until proven guilty – you are absolutely correct they have NO evidence . FREE KAI !!!!

  5. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    I was hoping they had thrown away the keys!

  6. de-de says:

    “The system can’t keep a good man down ” Innocent until proven Guilty and clearly they don’t have any evidence so Keep ya head up Nutty …you shall touch the road soon…#family1st

  7. Just Wondering.......Again says:

    It doesn’t pay to be friends with our children, try parenting, it works. You have been his friend for far too long now he’s in trouble and you’re still in la la land.

    And yes innocent until proven guilty, but sometimes even the guilty walk free!

    • Boo says:

      That is the problem with children today. No sense of discipline, no sense of right or wrong and this is where they end up.

  8. andre says:

    If they are guilty take them to trial and find them so. No one should have to be incarcerated for more tha a year before trial. Just suppose….just suppose they are innocent. What then? At the least you would have a very angry person! How would you feel if tit was you?

    • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

      if he was wrongly incarcerated and found not guilty …don’t worry he will be compensated for it.

  9. Be Honest says:

    To So-so. Keeping OUR black man? I had my first son at 17 my second at 21 I was still a mother always by their side teaching them I don’t do jail and bail. Therefore MY black men have nothing to do with the justice system besides a couple of speeding tickets (so clearly I’m not saying their perfect). Stop blaming the system. I’m sure they didn’t pick your sons name out of a hat and say let’s pick him up. If anything because of the flaws of the system innocent or guilty he’ll probably still get off.

  10. Freshkid says:

    Us as Bermudians always have something navigate to say or we are putting people down,how about coming up with solutions so we can keep our black man out off prison.

    • Petty Lump says:

      study hard in school.

    • Malachi says:


      Ways to help your black son out of prison:

      1. From the moment he is born, nurture him and make him feel secure.
      2. As he grows up, spend most of your waking hours with him.
      3. Teach him right from wrong and punish when necessary.
      (Don’t make threats you won’t actually carry out.)
      4. Give him the best education you can.
      5. Teach him to be respectful.

      Another bit of advice for the ladies: If you happen to get pregnant for a man who spends no time with the child OR you; does not work; and engages in anti-social behavior, then please try and learn from that experience.

      Please, please, do NOT repeat that scenario two or three times!

      Now if you carry out all of the above, I am not saying that he will not become a criminal. What I am saying is that his chances of becoming a good citizen are increased exponentially!

    • Boo says:

      negative, you mean

  11. Tyler says:

    Does anyone check what they have typed before pressing enter??

  12. Mike says:



    There are many many many successful “Black” men in Bermuda. The difference between them and your son….PARENTING!!! DANG!!!