WRC Commends Verdict In Murder Case

January 11, 2024 | 1 Comment

The Women’s Resource Centre said they are “heartened by the guilty verdict in the Chavelle Dillon-Burgess case,” noting it “is a landmark case for Bermuda, and we recognise the efforts of the Bermuda Police Service in bringing Mr. Worrell before the courts and we wait with anticipation for his sentencing next month.”

Their statement follows after Kamal Worrell was found guilty of the murder of Chavelle Dillon Burgess.

A spokesperson said, “We recall how the entire country rallied together when we first learned of Ms. Dillon-Burgess’ disappearance and in the weeks and months that followed. We believe this community support was integral to the outcome we see today and emphasises the importance of listening to and supporting victims in the early stages of abuse.”

Juanae Crockwell, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Centre said, “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Ms. Dillon-Burgess. There is no justice for this act, and we sympathise with those who are mourning.”

“Domestic abuse is an often-hidden epidemic that, sadly, only comes to light at times like this. However, it is happening every day and impacts as many as 3,000 women in Bermuda annually. It is insidious and its consequences can be fatal. However, mitigating the repercussions of abuse is possible with intentional action.”

The spokesperson said, “The Women’s Resource Centre believes that we all have a part to play in raising awareness and providing support to victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Whether it be listening to a friend in distress, holding abusers accountable or providing resources to organisations who advocate for and assist victims, each act of support will bring us closer to ending this epidemic.”

Ms. Crockwell continued saying, “Victims need to know that they will be believed, protected and supported when they come forward. They need to know that help is available, and that recovery is possible. It is this confidence in our support systems that will lead to higher reporting, earlier intervention and accountability.

“The Women’s Resource Centre is a safe place for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and provides counselling and referral services for those experiencing abuse, as well as ongoing support as survivors rebuild their lives. We encourage any woman who needs support to contact us at 295-3882.”

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  1. sage says:

    Yes, but what about that other repeat offender back in court this week, gets a year and is out in a week or two only to reoffend again, that is ridiculous.

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