Crime & Court


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Nightclub shooting leaves man in hospital

A MAN is in hospital in a stable condition after being shot at a Mackey Street nightclub following a fight early today.

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Former US Marine 'needs work to pay legal fees', judge told

A FORMER US Marine awaiting trial for attempted murder needs work in the United States to afford his legal fees, a Supreme Court judge was told yesterday.

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Barber shop owner gives evidence in fatal stabbing of Jamil Wilchcombe

A WITNESS to the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old CV Bethel student outside his barber shop off East Street South testified in Supreme Court yesterday.

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Robbers posing as BEC workers take cash from woman

TWO men armed with a handgun and posing as Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) workers robbed a woman at her home on Thursday.

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Police shoot man after high-speed chase

A 21-year-old man is recovering in hospital after he was shot by police officers after a high-speed chase on Thursday morning.

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Man who stabbed wife had appeal delayed

A MAN convicted of stabbing his estranged wife must wait a little longer before his substantive appeal hearing proceeds in the Court of Appeal.

Man attacked by robbers

A MAN is detained in serious condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital following a violent attack and robbery in the Fishing Hole Road area early on Tuesday, Grand Bahama police reported yesterday.

Lawyer’s illness delays continuation of murder trial

A LAWYER’S absence yesterday delayed continued testimony in the murder trial in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old CV Bethel student.

Court date confirmed for human trafficker’s appeal

A WOMAN, contesting a human trafficking conviction that landed her in prison for 15 years, will have her substantive appeal heard in seven weeks time.

Attorney seeks to withdraw as counsel for murder appeal

COURT of Appeal judges told a veteran lawyer yesterday that he had to satisfy them that they should allow him to withdraw as counsel for a man sentenced to 50 years in jail for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend.

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Case ended of policeman accused of brutality

A POLICE officer was discharged from the Magistrate’s Court on Monday over his involvement in the alleged brutality of a detainee whose injuries were photographed and published on social media.

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Trial begins of men accused of murdering teen

A MURDER trial into the after-school fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old CV Bethel student opened in the Supreme Court yesterday.

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Man in hospital after drive-by shooting

A MAN is in hospital after being injured during a drive-by shooting on Polhemus Street, police said.

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No trial until 2017 for man accused in murder probe

A MAN awaiting trial for murder will not get a 2015 trial date as he had hoped for yesterday.

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Man charged with first murder of year in Grand Bahama

A FREEPORT man was charged with murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.