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Four cleared of armed raid as witness declines to testify

FOUR men were acquitted of armed robbery and other related charges in the Supreme Court on Monday after the virtual complainant decided not to proceed with the matter.

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Man who seduced then murdered restaurant manager launches appeal

THE Court of Appeal has scheduled two hearings in March for a man contesting a conviction and life sentence for murdering a fast food restaurant manager after seducing and robbing him.

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Three to face trial over $100,000 marijuana find

THREE men from Jubilee Gardens will stand trial in four months time in connection with last weekend’s seizure of more than $100,000 worth of marijuana.

Man in hospital after being stabbed

A 51-year-old man was stabbed and hospitalised early Sunday morning in Freeport, police reported.

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Officer pleads guilty to drug possession charge

A law enforcement officer pled guilty in Magistrates Court yesterday to a charge of possession of dangerous drugs.

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Pilots must start their defence in drugs case

TWO Bahamian pilots were informed by Magistrate Andrew Forbes yesterday that they must begin their defence against allegations of their involvement in a $1 million drug seizure in five days time.

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Hit-and-run suspect ‘thought she hit a dog’

A 27-year-old woman is in police custody in connection with a hit-and-run car accident early Monday morning that left a man dead.

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Suspect claims police denied him medical treatment for gunshot wounds

CHIEF Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt yesterday took exception to claims that police denied a suspect access to further medical treatment for gunshot wounds.

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Three charged with murder

THREE men, including a 19-year-old, were charged with murder in the Freeport Magistrate Court on Tuesday.

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Sentencing delayed two weeks

A MAN facing up to 10 years imprisonment for possessing an illegal firearm and ammunition will have to wait another two weeks before he learns his fate.

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Homeless man convicted of theft

A HOMELESS man whose house recently burned down was convicted of stealing on Tuesday and ordered by a Freeport magistrate to compensate the business for the stolen items.

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Man accused of armed robbery and murder

A 23-year-old Freeport man was charged with armed robbery and murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

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Man dies in hit-and-run

  A MAN was killed by a hit-and-run driver who struck him as he was walking in the area of Golden Isles and Carmichael Road early yesterday morning.

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Man killed and girlfriend hurt in latest shooting

A 33-year-old father of two became the country’s latest murder victim when he and his girlfriend were shot multiple times at their home early Sunday morning.

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Three to be charged today with murder

THREE men are expected to be charged today in connection with the murder of Kevin Harvey.