Crime & Court


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Appeal Court says there is never going to be a 'worst of the worst'

“HANGING is over” was the consensus of three Court of Appeal judges presiding over yesterday’s hearing of a man seeking to be exonerated of a conviction and death sentence for the paid execution of his friend.

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Permission granted to testify by video in double murder retrial

A JUDGE yesterday granted the Crown’s request for key witnesses in a double murder retrial to give evidence by video link.

Man stabbed in Grand Bahama

POLICE in Grand Bahama are investigating an incident that has left a man with stab wounds.

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Man accused of murder is cleared

THE question of who was behind the late-night fatal shooting of Aaron Hepburn in The Grove remains unanswered following the acquittal of his accused killer in the Supreme Court yesterday.

Charges considered after boy’s death

INVESTIGATORS will know by Friday whether any relatives of the 11-year-old boy who was shot dead over the weekend will face charges, Chief Superintendant Clayton Fernander said yesterday.

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Body of man found in canal - but police do not suspect homicide

POLICE are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Sea Breeze canal yesterday.

Seafood supplier accused of fraud worth $65,000

A SEAFOOD supplier accused yesterday of $65,000 worth of fraud faces up to five years imprisonment if convicted.

Lawyer appointed at public expense for killer's appeal

A MAN contesting his conviction for the murder of a friend he claimed introduced him to an HIV-positive woman will now have a lawyer appointed to present his appeal at the public’s expense.

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Prisoner escapes from police as he was about to board plane

POLICE have issued a wanted bulletin for an escaped prisoner who ran from officers while he was about to be transferred from Grand Bahama to New Providence.

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Jury to visit crime scene

A JURY hearing evidence in a murder trial is scheduled to visit the crime scene where a man was fatally shot in The Grove.

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Bahamian couple detained over US currency

A BAHAMIAN couple has been arrested and accused of possessing a large quantity of US currency believed to have been obtained by illegal means.

Appeals for trio convicted of murder will be heard next year

THE appeals of three men contesting their convictions for the murder of a policeman will not be heard until 2015.

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Teenage robbery suspects shot after chase

POLICE shot and injured two teen armed robbery suspects late Tuesday night after a high speed chase and shoot-out in New Providence that lasted about 20 minutes.

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Nottage: We are still assessing over crime

NEARLY three weeks after the National Security Council met to discuss new crime fighting initiatives, Royal Bahamas Police Force executives and the government are still in a “state of reassessment” over crime, said Bain and Grants Town MP Dr Bernard Nottage.

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Bishop's plea to gangs: Turn in your guns

BISHOP Simeon Hall, pastor emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church, yesterday urged gang members and criminals to turn in their illegal firearms, as a way of reducing gun crime in the country.