Crime & Court


Teacher murder trial resumes in court today

THE murder trial of former Queen’s College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh resumes today before Justice Bernard Turner.

Suspect: I was with other defendants on night of murder

POLICE investigators told the Supreme Court in Grand Bahama yesterday that murder accused Paul Belizaire admitted he was with other co-defendants on the night of September 12, 2015, when a couple was shot dead at Deadman’s Reef.

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Five held after drugs seized on Haitian freighter

Five people are in custody after a drug seizure on a Haitian freighter in Inagua on Saturday.

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Man shot dead on Farrington Road

A man is dead after a shooting on Farrington Road on Friday night.

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Police officer says double murder accused not beaten or threatened in her presence

Corporal Gayshell Russell testified on Friday that murder accused Paul Belizaire was not beaten or threatened in her presence when he directed police investigators to where he and three others had gotten rid of the stolen truck and a set of keys following an armed robbery and murder in Deadman's Reef.

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Defence claims it 'produced more evidence than Crown' in teacher's murder trial

THE DEFENCE has produced more evidence to prove its client's innocence than the Crown has to prove that individual's guilt, jurors for former Queen's College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh's murder trial heard on Friday.

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Court round-up: Man charged with attempting to murder five people in one day

A MAN was arraigned in a Magistrate's Court on Friday over allegations he attempted to murder five people in one day earlier this month.

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Immigration set deadline on detainee

THE government must produce detainee Jean Rony Jean-Charles and bring evidence to justify his detention on December 19 or be held in contempt of court, according to a ruling in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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Crown’s case ‘a movie script’

THE attorney for one of three men accused of the 2015 murder of former Queen’s College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh yesterday likened the Crown’s case against his client to a “movie” in which he was given a “script” by police to say untrue things about his involvement in the crime.

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Sentence delayed by a week in fatal shooting case

A MAN previously convicted of murder concerning the fatal shooting of another man through Gibbs Corner in 2014 must wait a week before he learns his fate. Justice Bernard Turner said yesterday Jason Simmons will receive his sentence in connection wi

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10,000 marijuana plants uprooted in police operation

MORE than 10,000 marijuana plants were uprooted by police in Andros over a two-day period, after a joint operation with American law enforcement officers uncovered two marijuana fields.According to police, around 1pm Wednesday, Drug Enforcement Unit

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Teacher murder - ‘police beat us too’

THE man accused of lying in the road to create an obstacle the night in November 2015 former Queen’s College elementary teacher Joyelle McIntosh was killed, yesterday claimed he was “stomped” in the scrotum repeatedly by police to give a false confession.

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Suspect accused of murder

A MAN was arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday over allegations he murdered another man in late 2016.

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UPDATED: Three in hospital after Yellow Elder Gardens shooting

Three men are in hospital after a shooting in Yellow Elder Gardens on Tuesday night.

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Murder suspect 'told police where accused hid'

A WOMAN police officer testified in the Freeport Supreme Court that murder accused Paul Belizaire directed officers to a residence in the Holmes Rock area where he and his co-accused hid in bushes awaiting the arrival of their intended “target.” Det