Crime & Court


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Prison doctor says suspect had multiple injuries

A PRISON doctor testified in the Supreme Court on Wednesday that there were multiple injuries on one of three men accused of the double murder and armed robbery of a Deadman’s Reef couple in Grand Bahama that were possibly consistent with his allegations of police brutality.

Cleared man sues after being held in detention after not guilty verdict

A MAN recently acquitted of murdering another man on Potter’s Cay Dock a day before his birthday three years ago is suing the government for unlawfully detaining him for some five days after he was found not guilty of the crime.

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Judge bails prisoner held without charge

AFTER nearly four years in prison without charge, a 42-year-old schizophrenic man saw his habeas corpus application dismissed after he was granted a conditional release on $15,000 bail yesterday.

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'Miss Florida' denies drug den role

A SENIOR police officer yesterday testified how the boyfriend of internet sensation Handerea “Miss Florida” Rolle tried to flush a quantity of marijuana down a toilet the day police raided a home they were in two months ago.

Man injured in drive-by shooting

A GRAND Bahama man was seriously injured following a drive-by shooting on the Mall Drive in Freeport this week.

Lawyers criticise photo evidence in WSC theft case

ATTORNEYS for three Water and Sewerage Corporation employees yesterday challenged the claims that another employee’s cellphone pictures of a fire hydrant in a property off Carmichael Road were the ones used to incriminate their clients for allegedly stealing the item.

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Archer accused of resisting arrest

SELF-styled activist Omar Archer Sr was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday over allegations he resisted arrest during an incident that took place in the downtown New Providence area two weekends ago.

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Man accused of raiding five fast food restaurants

A 34-year-old man was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday over allegations he robbed five fast food restaurants of over $5,000 and attempted to rob a woman between February and April of this year.

Three accused in separate murder cases

THREE men between the ages of 26 and 32 were arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with two separate murders that took place earlier this month.

Man shot after throwing rock at police car and charging with cutlass

A POLICE officer shot a man who threw a rock into his car’s windshield before charging at him with a cutlass.

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Defence officer given ten days to settle theft allegations

A ROYAL Bahamas Defence Force officer was given ten working days by a magistrate yesterday to resolve allegations he took thousands of dollars from two individuals to import vehicles and/or car parts on their behalf without honouring his obligations.

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49 years for Blair murderer

THE man convicted of the October 2014 home invasion and consequent shooting death of Blair Estates resident Andre Cartwright was sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison yesterday by a Supreme Court judge.

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Woman in viral video is accused of trespassing

A 37-year-old Haitian woman was arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of trespassing on to another woman’s property in the early morning hours of Friday.

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No remorse $600k thief ‘should not be jailed’

A senior probation officer on Friday recommended former College of the Bahamas employee Chimeka Gibbs be given a non-custodial sentence for stealing over $600,000 from the institution over a seven-year period.

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Woman accused of manslaughter granted bail

THE ACTING Chief Justice has granted bail to a 40-year-old woman accused of manslaughter after allegedly setting fire to her one-year-old daughter last year.