Crime & Court


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Vasyli testimony may depend on outcome of legal discussions

WHETHER or not Donna Vasyli could be called to give a defence to murder allegations might be determined by the outcome of extensive legal discussions held yesterday.

Jailhouse wedding bridegroom withdraws drugs conviction appeal

A MAN, whose police station wedding drew a firestorm of criticism last year, withdrew his challenge yesterday to a conviction for possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.

Three fields of drugs discovered in Long Island

DRUG Enforcement Unit officers uprooted more than 1,000 marijuana plants on Tuesday from three fields discovered in Long Island.

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Two men arrested after suspected marijuana finds

GRAND Bahama Police have made two separate drug arrests this week.

Woman accused of killing friend is denied bail

A WOMAN was denied bail yesterday after a judge determined that there was no unreasonable delay in her trial concerning the murder of a female friend.

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Jury watches police video of widow as she denies killing husband

“ABSOLUTELY positively no” was Donna Vasyli’s response to a detective’s suggestion that she murdered her millionaire podiatrist husband, a jury heard yesterday after watching a video of the widow being questioned while in police custody.

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No sign that Philip Vasyli wound was self-inflicted

A FIVE inch-deep stab wound in the neck that killed a millionaire podiatrist had no signs of a self-inflicted wound, a jury heard yesterday.

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Policeman: Activist punched me in the chest

A POLICEMAN testified in court that a community activist punched him in the chest when he came to his home to make inquiries.

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Man accused of Williams murder arraigned

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the country’s 107th murder for the year.

Security guard in hospital after shooting

A MAN is in hospital after he was shot while sitting in his car in the area of Coral Harbour on Tuesday morning, police said.

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Widow’s DNA not on knife in Vasyli murder probe

THE black-handled knife allegedly used to fatally stab a millionaire podiatrist at his Old Fort Bay home did not contain any DNA belonging to his wife, a jury heard yesterday.

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Police chief’s concern over prisoner release

POLICE Commissioner Ellison Greenslade yesterday said he is not happy about the early release of nine Bahamian prisoners who were incarcerated in Cuba, adding that he was not sure the former inmates would stay out of trouble.

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Palm Cay suspect claims he ‘received death threats’

ONE of two brothers arraigned yesterday in connection with a fatal shooting at the exclusive Palm Cay community in eastern New Providence claimed he received “death threats” due to the publicity over the incident.

Teenager accused of man’s murder

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being arraigned for the murder of a man who was killed last month.

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Four face court for couple's murder

FOUR men accused of killing a husband and wife in Deadman’s Reef, West Grand Bahama, were formally charged with murder and armed robbery in the Eight Mile Rock Magistrate’s Court on Monday.