Crime & Court


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Murder count rises to 117 after man is shot dead

A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed early yesterday morning, taking the country’s murder count for the year to 117, two shy of 2013’s total.

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Sex attack on woman walking on track road

POLICE are investigating the reported sexual assault of a woman who was allegedly attacked while walking in eastern New Providence.

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Pathologist testifies to murder trial

FORENSIC pathologist Dr Caryn Sands continued her testimony yesterday in a Supreme Court trial in which a man is accused of murder.

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Appeal Court approves separate trials

THE decision to order separate trials for two persons accused of the same crime is in the discretion of a judge, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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Nottage blames crime levels on failed justice system

NATIONAL Security Minister Dr Bernard Nottage yesterday skirted around questions regarding the government’s failure to control the scourge of crime in the country as it had heavily campaigned to do during the 2012 general election.

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Forensic expert testifies on DNA analysis in murder case

THE jury in a Cat Island murder trial heard testimony yesterday from the former supervisor of a forensic analyst who performed tests on samples collected and submitted by the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Appeal is denied for pair in $6m drug case

THE Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed the appeals of two men who contested their conviction and sentence for their involvement in a $6m drug smuggling operation.

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Murders of brothers ‘part of ongoing feud’

THE murder of two brothers and attempted murder of their teenage brother is a the result of an ongoing feud stemming from their father’s murder in 2010, according to Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle.

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Keod Smith found guilty of contempt of court

KEOD Smith’s accusation of bias and questioning of a judge’s impartiality to preside over a case resulted in him being found guilty of contempt “for scandalising the court” yesterday.

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Police seek help from public after four armed robberies

POLICE are requesting the public’s help in solving four separate armed robberies.

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Nephew tells of last time he saw his uncle alive

THE nephew of a murdered man testified yesterday how he reported his uncle missing nearly a week after last seeing him alive.

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Gunned-down teenager was on bail for murder

THE teenager gunned down with his 14-year-old brother on Saturday afternoon was recently released on bail for murder and was being electronically monitored.

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Bostwick must wait four months for trial

AXED Senator John Bostwick Jr must wait another four months before the expected start of his ammunition possession trial.

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Atlantis employee admits fraud over NIB card

A KERZNER International employee yesterday owned up to a number of fraud crimes he committed in the hope of remaining in the Bahamas to live and work.

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Hunt for trio after man shot

POLICE are on the hunt for three men who shot and critically injured a man early Sunday morning.