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Hotel worker denies molesting colleague

A 30-year-old Haitian man is trying to stave off allegations he fondled his co-worker after promising to drop her home from work earlier this year.

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‘Conviction will be condoning police brutality’

THE attorney for a man accused of murdering a gang member as part of a murder plot three years ago yesterday warned jurors that convicting his client would be akin to condoning police brutality as an appropriate method of investigation.

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Unlawfully killed: Verdict on suspect shot three times by police

A POLICE officer was unjustified in shooting a 22-year-old man to death in the Nassau Village community two years ago, a jury has found.

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Sister supports brother’s claim that he was beaten

THE sister of a key witness in a murder trial yesterday gave evidence in support of her brother’s previous claims that he was arrested by police and beaten to implicate their cousin and two other men in the matter.

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Two years for part in attack on Breanna

DAVANYA Lawes, one of five women and a minor charged in connection with teenage mother Breanna Mackey’s murder last year, has been sentenced to two years in prison as part of a plea deal.

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Pilot fined for failing to declare he had more than $10,000 in cash

A 25-year-old commercial pilot was fined $1,000 for failing to declare that he had just over $10,000 in cash when he flew into the country from Haiti two months ago. The sum was declared to be the proceeds of criminal conduct.

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Two shooting incidents put seven in hospital

POLICE are investigating two separate shooting incidents that occurred on New Providence Monday leaving seven people in hospital.

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Corrections officer denies taping marijuana to his body

A 39-year-old corrections officer denied allegations on Friday that he was caught with $1,000 worth of marijuana taped to his body while at the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services last week.

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UPDATED – Child abductions: Two women held

TWO women are in police custody in relation to four incidents of child abduction, Chief Superintendent Solomon Cash said yesterday.

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Man arrested with marijuana worth $30,000

A MAN was arrested on Friday after police allegedly found more than $30,000 worth of marijuana in a home.

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Couple’s killer appeals verdict

A MAN convicted of executing a married couple in Grand Bahama four years ago after he tried to rob the husband of $2m has launched an appeal.

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Witness claims police tortured him to confess

A MAN claimed yesterday that officers squeezed his testicles and suffocated him with a plastic bag to get him to confess to killing another man in furtherance of a murder plot stemming from gang warfare three years ago.

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Police release new picture in hunt for female abductor

POLICE have renewed their appeal for information that could lead to the arrest of the woman they suspect abducted and later abandoned several young boys in separate incidents in recent weeks.

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Driver fined $10,000 for death crash

A 25-year-old man was fined over $10,000 for causing the death of a female passenger when the car he was driving smashed into a utility pole two months ago.

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'Cellphone' killer jailed for 25 years

THEA Williams was sentenced to 25 years in prison by a Supreme Court judge yesterday for stabbing teenage mother Breanna Mackey to death last year because she broke her friend’s cellphone.