Crime & Court


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UPDATED: 18-year-old woman shot dead in Jubilee Gardens

AN 18-year-old woman was shot in the back of the head and killed early yesterday morning in front of a home in Jubilee Gardens.

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Man detained over gun and drugs find

A Freeport man was arrested on Thursday for possession of firearms, ammunition and dangerous drugs, police reported.

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Appeal Court confirms bail for man on murder charge

THE Court of Appeal yesterday affirmed a Supreme Court judge’s decision to grant $25,000 bail to a man awaiting trial on a murder charge.

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Crime ‘down by 49 per cent since September’ in Grand Bahama

SENIOR Assistant Commissioner of Police Emrick Seymour revealed that there has been a 49 per cent decrease in crime on Grand Bahama since the end of September.

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Suspect seeks bail in fatal shooting case

A MAN appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking bail ahead of his trial concerning a late-night murder that occurred in August.

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Man detained on suspicion of possession of marijuana

OFFICERS from the Mobile Division took an adult male into custody after finding him in possession of a quantity of dangerous drugs on Tuesday.

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Police issue sketch of rape suspect

POLICE have released a composite sketch of a man suspected in a rape case and are seeking the public’s help in finding him.

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Judge defers his decision on prosecution over 2006 murder

A JUDGE has reserved his decision on whether he will stay the prosecution of a man awaiting trial for murder since 2006.

Woman back in court next week for hearing over murder of friend

A WOMAN will return to the Supreme Court next week for another status hearing concerning her trial in the death of a female friend.

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Teen jailed for six years for shooting at house occupied by murder trial witnesses

A TEEN was sentenced to six years in prison as part of a plea deal after he admitted responsibility for shooting at a house occupied by two witnesses in a murder case.

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Lawyer fears for client in hurricane-hit prison

A LAWYER yesterday expressed concern for his client’s stay in prison, which had been affected by the passing of Hurricane Matthew.

Three are charged over attempted murders in shootings

THREE men were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on multiple counts of attempted murder concerning two separate shooting incidents that occurred last week.

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Man accused over death of son back in court in two weeks

A MAN awaiting trial concerning the death of his son will return to the Supreme Court in two weeks for a status hearing on his case.

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Privy Council quashes murder conviction

POLICE detectives’ failures to properly adhere to the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s own guidelines concerning the treatment and questioning of juveniles in custody was the reason the London-based Privy Council yesterday made the decision to quash the murder conviction of Shavargo McPhee.

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Man found shot dead on track in early morning

ONE man is dead and another man is fighting for his life in hospital after two separate shooting incidents late Sunday night and early Monday morning.