$1,400 fine for man for not charging monitoring device


Tribune Court Reporter


A MAN on bail for murder was fined $1,400 in court yesterday after he admitted to failing to charge his electronic monitoring device (EMD) twice this month.

Kyle Forbes, 24, appeared before Magistrate Kendra Kelly on two counts of violation of bail conditions.

These charges are in connection with bail granted by the Supreme Court for Forbes’ alleged involvement in the death of Charles Rolle, Jr, in Freeport, Grand Bahama, on March 15, 2019.

While on release for these charges in New Providence, on March 8 and 9 Forbes failed to charge his EMD on two occasions.

In court he pleaded guilty to the charges and explained that he was asleep during the bail breaches.

After the prosecution revealed that Forbes had prior convictions, Magistrate Kelly sentenced him to pay a fine of $1,400.

After the accused was informed that $500 of his fine had to be paid before his release, he was further told that the balance had to be paid off in court by May 31.

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