Court: Burgess & Rogers Given Life Sentences

June 19, 2020

Katrina Burgess and Cleveland Rogers — who were convicted in relation to the 2006 murder of Marcus Gibbings – were sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years to be served before being eligible for parole.

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service recognises and welcomes the sentence of the courts in relation to the murder of Mr. Marcus Gibbings.

“The two defendants in the case, Katrina Burgess & Cleveland Rogers, were today sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 25 to be served before being eligible for parole.”

Detective Superintendent Nicholas Pedro, the Officer in charge [OIC], of the Serious Crime Division said: “We recognise the time which it took for this matter to come before the courts created some angst within the community and with Mr. Gibbings’ family members.

“From the day this tragic event occurred, we investigated this case diligently and with the utmost urgency. We hope we have demonstrated a commitment that the Bermuda Police Service does not forget victims & their families.”

Superintendent Pedro added: “Our cold case review team within the Serious Crime Unit, pressed with the evidence and witnesses over many years, and were able to present to prosecutors, a case which resulted in the successful prosecution and conviction of two offenders for Mr. Gibbings’ death.

“We are also grateful to our partners at the Department of Public Prosecutions, who ensured that justice was granted to Mr. Gibbings & his family, through the professional and effective presentation of the evidence”

“The Bermuda Police Service once again extends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Gibbings, for whom this sentence will hopefully bring a degree of closure to an extremely difficult time in their lives.”

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