Crime & Court


Bahamians to be charged over human trafficking

POLICE say they will bring charges against two Bahamians in separate matters of human trafficking this week.

AK47 found after man dies in shootout with police

AN EARLY morning shoot out with police ended in the death of one man and the arrest of two others this weekend.

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Two Bahamians held on human trafficking charges

POLICE say they will bring charges against two Bahamians in separate matters of human trafficking this week.

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Murder toll rises as man is shot on truck outside nightclub

THE MURDER toll in The Bahamas for this year according to The Tribune's records rose to 54 in the early hours of this morning when a man was shot dead outside a Nassau nightclub.

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Man dies in early morning shootout with police

A MAN has been killed in a shoot out involving police and four armed men early today in the Fort Fincastle and Mason's Addition area of New Providence.

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Donna Vasyli's latest bail appeal to be heard next week

DONNA Vasyli has been given a hearing date next week in the Court of Appeal to contest a judge’s repeated refusal to grant her bail, The Tribune has learned. The 54-year-old’s hearing on Tuesday will occur a day before the wife of murdered Australian millionaire podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli, is scheduled to appear in Magistrates Court for the expected presentation of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment in connection with the March 24 homicide at their Old Fort Bay home.

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Fashion designer Jeffery Johnson found beaten to death in blazing house

A LOCAL fashion designer was found beaten to death in his home early on Friday morning by fire fighters responding to a blaze off Collins Avenue. The victim has been identified as 64-year–old Jeffery Johnson of the House of St John.

US court rules pharmacies and doctors can be sued by addicts

CHARLESTON (AP) - Pharmacies and doctors who negligently prescribed pain medication can be sued for enabling people's addictions, the West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled.

Second lawyer appointed to kidnapper’s appeal bid

A MAN who maintains he did not kidnap and rob a manager of a laundromat at gunpoint will be appointed a second lawyer at the public’s expense.

Sentencing delayed in unlawful sex case

SENTENCING for a man convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl has been delayed by six weeks.

Murderer fails to contact lawyer for appeal

A MAN, challenging his conviction and 50-year sentence for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend, has not been able to contact his new lawyer, Court of Appeal judges were told yesterday.

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Father found dead in the street with head injury

POLICE are uncertain of the circumstances surrounding the murder of a 23-year-old father of one, who was found dead yesterday morning with “blunt force trauma” to the head.

Request for stay on trial is rejected by Supreme Court

A MAN’s request for a permanent stay on his trial in connection with the murders of an elderly woman and her grandson during a home invasion was dismissed by a Supreme Court judge yesterday.

No-show by AG's office forces assault case delay

THE Attorney General’s office is now prosecuting the case of a 19-year-old woman accused of assault and obstruction, a magistrate was told yesterday.

Teenager arrested after man is shot in the hip

POLICE arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a shooting that occurred Tuesday morning.