Crime & Court


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Lawyers in murder trial given time to conclude discussions

LAWYERS in the case of a man accused of murder have been given more time to conclude ongoing discussions ahead of a trial scheduled for November.

Trial of man charged with working illegally is adjourned

THE TRIAL of Canadian resident Bruno Rufa, who has been charged with working illegally in the Bahamas, was adjourned yesterday to early December following a request by the Bahamas Department of Immigration in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court.

Mother and daughter charged with the murder of missing man

A MOTHER and daughter were arraigned in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the death of Keith “Fat Head” Russell. Emajane Fitzgerald, 34, and her mother Claudette Smith, 55, of No 142 Limewood Lane, Freeport were escorted under heavy police guard around 10am to the courthouse to face the charges.

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Insufficient jurors delays murder trial

THE expected start of a murder trial into a fatal shooting that occurred nearly three years ago did not happen yesterday due to insufficient jurors for the empanelling process.

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Man accused of sex with six-year-old

A LAWYER was given more time to take instructions from a client who is accused of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a six-year-old girl.

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32-year-old man charged with murder

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged in connection with a homicide that occurred last week.

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Mother beaten to death outside her own home

A MOTHER of one was beaten to death outside her home on Saturday prompting police to launch an intensive investigation into the case.

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UPDATED: Police kill two, injure one in shooting

TWO MEN are dead and another is in critical condition in hospital after a shootout with police following a high-speed car chase early on Sunday morning.POLICE shot and killed two armed robbery suspects after the pair, with a third suspect, led officers on a high-speed chase through the Claridge Road area early yesterday morning.

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US couple who fled by boat to the Bahamas with seven kids sentenced for fraud

A TEXAS couple who fled by sailing boat to the the Bahamas with their seven children while facing trial for an online agriculture scam were sentenced on Friday to more than seven years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, federal prosecutors said.

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Five armed robberies overnight, woman caught at airport with handgun

POLICE are investigating another spate of overnight armed robberies in New Providence and have arrested a 25-year-old woman for firearms possession at the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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Woman beaten about the body with blunt object dies

POLICE in New Providence are investigating the death of a woman in the early hours of Saturday who was beaten with a blunt object and died of her injuries at the scene.

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Woman, 20, pictured with high-powered rifle on social media arrested

POLICE have arrested a 20-year-old woman for questioning over firearms possession in response to a recent social media posting of a female posing with a high-powered assault rifle.

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Man on rape charge awaits action on human trafficking accusations

A TRIAL date will be fixed in two weeks for a man accused of having a role in human trafficking.

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Brian Miller denies murder of British dive instructor Gary Vanhoeck

A MAN denied murdering a British diving instructor in western New Providence when he was formally arraigned in Supreme Court on Friday.

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Man wanted for assaults shot dead by police in Gamble Heights

POLICE shot and killed a man of Haitian descent during an arrest in a Gamble Heights shanty town on Friday morning.