Crime & Court


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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.

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Detective says suspect's associate told him he witnessed murder

A MAN told a homicide detective how he witnessed an associate of his fatally shoot a man in The Grove, a Supreme Court jury heard yesterday.

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Maycock to appeal to Privy Council

MELVIN Maycock Sr was granted leave to go to the Privy Council to contest the Court of Appeal’s rejection of his application that questioned its jurisdiction in varying a sentence originally imposed on him from the Magistrate’s Court.

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Judge 'needs to reflect' on manslaughter sentence

A JUDGE said she needed time to reflect on the sentencing of a woman who reportedly suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder prior to her boyfriend’s stabbing death.

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Three shot dead in just 12 hours

THREE men were killed in three separate shooting incidents in less than 12 hours, taking the country’s murder toll for the year to 106.

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Human trafficker jailed but 'young enough to be reformed'

THE country’s second convicted human trafficker was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison yesterday in Magistrate’s Court.

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Accused claims ankle monitor shows he was not near the scene of attempted murder

ONE of two men who denied committing attempted murder criticised the justice system when their case was forwarded to Supreme Court yesterday.

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$6.2m drug suspect denied bail by court

A GRAND Bahama man was denied bail yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the $6.2m drug seizure in the nation’s second city.

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Man shot dead as he unloaded his car

A MAN was shot in front of his home in the Cowpen Road area last night as he unloaded items from his car, police said.

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Man accused of three attempted murder faces court

A MAN is facing up to life imprisonment if convicted of three attempted murder charges for which he was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

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Drug suspects are remanded in custody

THREE men from San Salvador were remanded to the Department of Correctional Services yesterday after being accused of conspiring to supply dangerous drugs reportedly found in their possession. 

Murder trial delayed

A JURY was empanelled yesterday in the Supreme Court trial of a man facing a murder charge, but the start was delayed by legal discussions between prosecution and defence counsel before presiding judge Justice Indra Charles.

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Woman stabbed to death in fight

A WOMAN died after being stabbed multiple times following an argument last night - and police have arrested her boyfriend as a suspect in the crime.