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Man who murdered Cabinet Minister has sentence cut

THE Court of Appeal has reduced the life sentence of the man convicted of murdering a Free National Movement Cabinet minister, a decision that came 18 years after Charles “Chuck” Virgil’s death.

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No leads in double murder probe

POLICE have no leads and no suspects in a shooting incident that left two men dead and two others fighting for their lives in hospital.

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Man seeks probation for robbery of tourist

A MAN seeking five years on probation for the knife-point robbery of a tourist in a hotel room told a judge yesterday he would have “walked the moon” to avoid what happened two years ago.

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Man cleared of killing Bertha’s employee

A NOT guilty verdict yesterday led to the acquittal of a third man standing trial into the armed robbery and murder of a Bertha’s Go-Go Ribs employee.

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Man accused of burning BAMSI

THE man charged with setting fire to a male dormitory at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Sciences Institute (BAMSI) last month yesterday claimed his rights were “violated” during the investigative process.

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Son charged after woman aged 81 is asphyxiated

A 56-year-old man was charged with murder yesterday in connection with the death of his 81-year-old mother.

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UPDATED: Two dead, two injured in shooting

TWO men are dead and another two were left in hospital after gunmen opened fire in the Plantol Street area last night, police said.

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Trio charged with forgery

THREE men were charged with forgery in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with fake licence discs.

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Cocaine worth $620,000 seized in Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama Police seized $620,000-worth of suspected cocaine at a residence in the Lucaya area on Monday night. Three men were taken into custody in connection with the drug seizure, police reported.

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Police call for assistance after armed robbery

POLICE are seeking the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Friday.

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Eleuthera Police station shooting suspects in status hearing

A STATUS hearing was held yesterday for two men scheduled to stand trial in six weeks in connection with a shooting at a Family Island police station.

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Man found shot dead in parked car off Farrington Road

A MAN was found shot dead in a car on Dudley Lane, off Farrington Road, on Thursday night and police are requesting the public’s help in solving the country’s latest murder.

Two out of three in murder trial are acquitted

A JURY was directed yesterday to acquit two of three men standing trial in the armed robbery and murder of a Bertha’s Go-Go Ribs employee.

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Three years for role in kidnap that turned deadly

A MAN will serve a little over three years in jail for his part in a fatal kidnapping and $100,000 ransom attempt that ended with a man being burnt alive.

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Sentencing in two weeks for child molester

A JUDGE will determine in two weeks the fate of a man convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl whom he compelled to get an abortion after discovering she was pregnant.