May 18, 2012
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A MAN previously on bail on the condition of his movements being electronically monitored is now back in Her Majesty’s Prison after being arraigned yesterday on charges of murder and armed robbery.
THE public’s confidence in the judiciary is the real source of its power and the real basis for its existence, the Court of Appeal president said yesterday.
“NOT GUILTY” was policeman Dwight Smith’s response to a charge of indecent assault during his arraignment in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
THE proof a judge used to find Billionaire fashion designer Peter Nygard guilty of contempt did not satisfy the standard of clear evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, it was decided yesterday.
TWO Bahamians face possible death sentences after being charged in connection with a boat that capsized off Miami, killing four women.
A MAN convicted of a “contract killing” was sentenced to death by a Supreme Court judge yesterday.
THE results of a Court of Appeal hearing on an earlier ruling that effectively entitled Bahamian workers to an extra week of paid vacation is “a matter of general importance” as it will have “implications for the entire workforce in the Bahamas.”
JAMIE Smith’s death at the hands of police during a struggle was determined as a lawful killing by a Coroner’s Court jury yesterday.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the US government’s bid to enforce a $14 million seizure order against the Bahamas-based assets of convicted drug offender, Samuel ‘Ninety’ Knowles.
JAMIE Smith should have died from a close range gunshot wound to the heart, Wayne Munroe told the Coroner’s Court yesterday.
AN 18-YEAR-OLD girl left a courtroom in tears yesterday crying in anguish after the man accused of sexually assaulting her was acquitted.
Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett ruled this afternoon that while contracts did exist between students of the 2013 graduating class of St Johns College and the Anglican Central Education Authority, the ACEA did have the discretion to cancel the graduation ceremony and prom.
BAIL was granted yesterday to two 18-year-old youth who were charged with raping a 15-year-old American tourist early Monday morning.
A POLICE investigator has been accused of ‘sweethearting’ with a woman who reportedly resided at Yorkshire Drive where a decomposed body was found behind an apartment complex, the Marco Archer murder trial heard.
AN eleven-year-old girl who is an alleged victim of child pornography and unlawful sexual intercourse cried in the Supreme Court as she recalled the occasions a man allegedly woke her out of her sleep to give him oral sex.
MARCO Archer’s mother Tryphemia Meadows told a court she changed her life for the better after having her son as she resumed testimony under cross-examination yesterday.
A PROBATION report was the “saving grace” from five years imprisonment for a convicted woman who claimed “demon spirits” influenced her into using the name of known international missionaries to obtain more than $80,000 from a housewife.
A JURY unanimously decided in two hours yesterday that Simeon Bain was responsible for the throat-slashing murder of a fast food restaurant manager that began from a plot to seduce the young man before robbing him and the highway franchise.
SIMEON Bain spent three hours yesterday attempting to convince a Supreme Court jury that he did not seduce, kidnap, rob or kill a fast food restaurant manager in 2009.
THE Privy Council’s “deeply rooted philosophical objection” to capital punishment means it is unlikely there will be another hanging in the Bahamas.
A JUDGE told Simeon Bain, who chose not to be represented by counsel in his murder trial, that he was responsible for getting his own witnesses to court to testify on his behalf. Bain was accused of killing a former Burger King manager, who he had planned to seduce and rob told.
FOOTAGE of a former Burger King manager being shoved by a masked assailant during an attempted robbery was shown to the man accused of the manager’s murder.
A BAHAMIAN broker/dealer and its principal were last night hit with a second Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit in two months, with regulators alleging they had operated “unlawfully” in the US in selling $100 million worth of stocks.
THE man accused of killing a former Burger King manager he planned to seduce and rob, told a jury yesterday he confessed to murder and other related charges because police brutalised him.
THE CORONER’S inquest into the death of Jamie Smith was delayed yesterday due to witnesses not being present and one of the lawyers claiming not to have received documents he needed to proceed.
The application filed by attorneys representing web shops was just dismissed by the Court of Appeal.
A MAN who wanted a Crown-appointed attorney to follow his instructions in his trial involving the kidnapping, attempted robbery, and murder of a fast-food restaurant manager is now representing himself.
TWO men were sentenced to spend six years at Her Majesty’s Prison after being convicted in two separate drug cases.
TWO pilots standing trial in Magistrates Court in connection with the seizure of $250,000 worth of cocaine two years ago were convicted and sentenced yesterday.
A TEENAGER accused of murdering a Chinese restaurant worker outside his home, steps away from the Chinese Embassy, will have to be retried on murder due to a hung jury.
A WOMAN, before being convicted of an $80,000 fraud charge, claimed that “demon spirits” influenced her into using the name of known international missionaries to obtain more than $80,000 from a housewife.
AN elementary teacher admitted to being a bigamist when he was arraigned before a magistrate yesterday morning.
AFTER a man was acquitted in the Supreme Court of an Eleuthera home-invasion and murder, relatives of the 66-year-old female victim are blaming the police’s “sloppy investigation” for the fact that her killer is still at large.
A SUPER Bowl champ sat in the magistrates’ court yesterday watching as his girlfriend pleaded guilty to possessing a marijuana joint.
EIGHTY per cent of malpractice claims commenced in court since 1980 have not been completed, a lawyer revealed yesterday during a case study presentation at a medical conference.
A MAN awaiting retrial in the Supreme Court in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy was taken to court by accident yesterday.
A DEFENCE Force officer charged with protecting the Chinese Embassy the morning a Chinese restaurant worker was robbed and shot said he heard what “sounded like a gun”.
A 12-YEAR-OLD boy accused of having sex with a seven-year-old girl will no longer be tried in Supreme Court before a jury but before a Juvenile Panel.
A MAN who faced up to 35 years in prison for the manslaughter of his 66-year-old Long Island lover was sentenced to 21 years in prison yesterday.
A CHINESE restaurant worker celebrating the Chinese New Year with family and friends stepped outside of his home to smoke a cigarette with his Samsung Galaxy phone in hand, the court heard yesterday.
TWO former Scotia Bank employees, accused of stealing $1.3 million from the bank’s Nicholl’s Town branch in 2008, were convicted by a unanimous jury verdict yesterday.
A MAN standing trial in Supreme Court in connection with the murder of a 66-year-old Long Island woman was acquitted of that charge but convicted on the lesser charge of manslaughter.
THE Haitians arrested in connection with the discovery of $780,000 worth of cocaine in Inagua nearly a week ago were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday on multiple drug charges.
ATTORNEYS defending a man and woman accused of stealing $1.3 million from their then-employer did not mince their words yesterday when making closing addresses to the jury about the prosecution’s evidence and the bank’s investigation into the allegations against their clients.
A MAN accused of being behind a string of break-ins over the past ten months was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court along with other men charged with being in unlawful possession of potential stolen goods.
A JAMAICAN man recently charged with breaking into the home of a millionaire’s daughter found himself back in Magistrate’s Court yesterday facing a charge of armed robbery.
CONVICTED drug dealer Melvin Maycock Sr and his accomplices in the infamous cellblock escape faced a maximum two-year prison term going into yesterday’s sentencing before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis.
THE trial of a man facing murder, burglary and armed robbery charges over the death of an elderly Eleuthera woman opened in Supreme court yesterday.
A FORMER Scotiabank loans officer has admitted guilt about his role in stealing $1.3 million from the Nicholl’s Town branch.
BEFORE dismissing the appeal of a paedophile who challenged his 39-month jail term for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, Court of Appeal judges told the man his actions were “extremely serious and egregious”.
STEPHEN Wrinkle's year-long prison stretch for stealing electricity was cut short today after he was granted bail in the Court of Appeal.
ONE of the businessmen behind the multi-million dollar Palm Cay development in Nassau is due to stand trial in the UK following an investigation into money laundering carried out by Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency.
A MAN on trial in connection with a 130lb marijuana seizure must wait two weeks before hearing the magistrate’s verdict.
A JAMAICAN man pleaded not guilty to possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply, discarding his initial plea two days ago when he said he owned the marijuana found in his luggage.
A MAN was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment yesterday after admitting to robbing a man of $35,000 car at gunpoint eight years ago.
THE trial of three ministers accused of getting into a scuffle on the pulpit following a succession battle for church leadership has been adjourned to March 8.
THREE ministers accused of getting into a scuffle on the pulpit following a succession battle for church leadership are expected to return to court today, when the prosecution is expected present its final witness.
THE nine-member jury hearing evidence in the Earth Village robbery trial return to Supreme Court tomorrow morning.
THE COURT of Appeal has ordered that the property hearing of a divorced couple be sent back to the Supreme Court.
THE tour guide who took nine cruise ship visitors on Segways through a trail in Earth Village said it never crossed her mind that they were about to be robbed when a man walked out of the bush with a gun.
A MAN was sentenced to spend three years in Her Majesty’s Prison after being convicted in Magistrate’s Court on drug related charges.
THE Supreme Court trial of a man accused of trying to murder a mother, son and nephew, has been delayed as pre-trial legal issues have arisen.
A CANADIAN woman recalled her “traumatic experience” of lying in dirt and being robbed at gun point with other tourists and her tour guide in a brazen daylight robbery during an eco-tour of Earth Village.
AN ATTORNEY’S two week extension to repay nearly $100,000 she stole from a former client is up and a two-year prison term could follow if she has failed to make full restitution.
THE lead prosecutor in a high profile retrial murder case believes the press is subject to the rules of any normal citizen in a democracy and should not breach the laws in the name of investigative journalism.
A MAN had his murder case fast-tracked to the Supreme Court yesterday after being served with a Voluntary Bill of Indictment in Magistrate’s Court.
A MAN who believes a magistrate did not give him the opportunity to mount a defence in his $80,000 drugs, firearm and ammunition trial is appealing his conviction and sentence.
A MAN will wait nearly seven weeks for the Court of Appeal to hear arguments on whether he should be retried in Supreme Court on a manslaughter charge, despite being acquitted of murder more than a decade ago.
A MAGISTRATE ruled that the prosecution in a 130 pound marijuana seizure trial has produced sufficient evidence for the accused to answer a drug charge.
A MAN was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after being charged in Magistrate’s Court in connection with two murders, one dating back to 2011.
A 50-YEAR-OLD man accused of trying to have sex with a 6-year-old boy on the last day of 2012 was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday morning.
BEFORE being sentenced to 16 months in prison for trying to smuggle cocaine into the USA, a woman told the magistrate that she was willing to risk getting caught because she needed the $6,000 payment to take care of her and her then two-year-old child.
THE alleged burglar of the home of a millionaire’s daughter was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with the $42,000 burglary and the theft of a jeep, owned by the Lyford Cay resident’s company.
A WOMAN and her stepfather, who are accused of attempting to defraud Kelly’s Home Centre of nearly $2,000 worth of baby items for a baby shower, took the witness stand in the Magistrate’s Court.
A COMMITMENT to ensuring cases are heard more swiftly would be a good New Year’s resolution for the judiciary, Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez said.
A RETIRED teacher whose near $100,000 retirement savings was stolen by her former attorney, gave the court consent to extend the attorney's compensation order to an additional two weeks.
THE ATTORNEY General’s office, in its second attempt, was able to have gun and ammunition charges against a couple discontinued after it brought a revised written directive to the Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
A 20-year-old man who was accused of murdering his five-year-old brother just five days before Christmas was remanded to the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre for mental evaluation.
A 29-year-old man was convicted yesterday in Magistrates Court and fined $5,000 for possessing 30 grams of cocaine with intent to supply.
A FORMER policeman accused of having sexual relations with his three granddaughters was remanded to prison yesterday after being arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court.
A MAN, accused of attempting to kill three men in a bar on Christmas Day, was convicted of attempting to kill two of them, but was unanimously acquitted of an attempt on the life of the third.
A MAGISTRATE deferred the sentencing of a pregnant woman convicted yesterday for her part in possessing $1 million worth of marijuana found in an apartment leased in her name.
TWO men accused of committing three robberies last month were arraigned in Magistrates Court yesterday afternoon.
A MAN accused of murder asked to choose his own court-appointed lawyer ahead of his 2013 trial.
TWO men, suspected of being “contract killers”, begged the magistrate yesterday not to send them to the “big prison” where they were ordered to be held after being charged with two murders, less than two weeks apart.
A MAN was unanimously acquitted of attempted murder yesterday...
A MAN who, with two others, was convicted in Magistrate’s Court in connection with a $6 million drug smuggling operation appeared in the Court of Appeal yesterday hoping to be granted bail pending his appeal.
THE John Bull Rolex robbery case is going back to the Supreme Court after a judge ordered a retrial in March 2014.
A MAN who fatally stabbed another man in the head with a screwdriver during a fight at a tyre shop in Nassau Village was sentenced to 18 years in prison yesterday.
A MOTHER told a Magistrate in court that it was her son’s marijuana that police officers found in her Market Street home over the weekend.
TWO men who deny being involved in the 2008 armed robbery and attempted murder of an American police officer vacationing in the Bahamas faced another delay in their appeal.
ONE of three men accused of armed robbing a laundromat earlier this year was granted bail in Supreme Court yesterday. Senior Justice Jon Isaacs granted a $15,000 bond to 24-year-old Benjamin Ramsey.
A MAN accused of two separate murders had one of his cases fast tracked to the Supreme Court yesterday.
A FATHER was sentenced to two years in prison, and his daughter to a year, after the pair were convicted in Magistrate’s Court of having $16,000 worth of cocaine.
A MAN, whose sentencing on a murder conviction has been delayed until December 3, apologised yesterday to the mother of the victim who was fatally stabbed during a fight at a tyre shop in Nassau Village two years ago.
PROSECUTORS in a 13-year-old murder case adjourned to May 2013 for retrial intend to make an application before a judge on December 11 regarding media coverage in the lead-up to the high-profile trial.
A PSYCHIATRIC report will be read in court before a man is sentenced for the attempted murder of a woman who was shot in the back after she asked for directions to a colleague’s home.
THE trial of a former student union leader accused of disorderly conduct in the computer lab of the College of the Bahamas’ library has been set for December 11.
THE COURT of Appeal has deferred its decision on whether a police sergeant is to be retried in Magistrate’s Court on claims he had sex with two underage girls.
THE COURT of Appeal reduced the four-year sentence of man who wanted to plead guilty to simple drug possession at his arraignment, instead of possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply.
A PRAISE and worship at a church service allegedly turned into an unholy shoving match between church leaders while two women assaulted each other with a shoe and a tambourine.
A Bahamian insurance loss adjuster is not entitled to a 50 per cent share of “catastrophe profits” stemming from work done for RoyalStar Assurance in the Cayman Islands post-Hurricane Ivan, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
WHO killed banker Hywel Jones outside his Compass Point office in 2009 is the question that remains unanswered after the man accused of his murder was acquitted by a Supreme Court jury yesterday.
THREE men of the cloth accused of getting into a scuffle on the pulpit following a succession battle for leadership of a church are expected to stand trial today in Magistrate’s Court.
AN attorney convicted of stealing nearly $100,000 from a client could spend 2013 in prison if she does not repay the funds by New Years Eve.
THE man accused of murdering a banker outside his Compass Point office in 2009 has been acquitted of murder.
AN attorney convicted of stealing nearly $100,000 from a client is due to tell the Magistrates Court today whether she was able to pay the money back over the past month.
COUNSEL in the trial of a man accused of murdering a banker in a ‘supposed perfect crime’ have made closing addresses to the jury.
THE former employee of a murdered CEO told the court that she was barely at her desk, having just arrived at the office, when she heard a loud noise outside.
A WOMAN accused of using the name of known international missionaries to obtain more than $80,000 from a housewife was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
A LAWYER yesterday denied involvement in a fraud in which it is claimed that he and others were in possession of fake property papers claiming ownership of land owned by a magistrate.
A POLICEMAN told the court he responded to a call about a suspect behind a shooting at Compass Point fleeing the area on a trail motorcycle.
KOFHE Goodman denied murdering 11-year-old Marco Archer when he was formally arraigned in court yesterday in connection with one of the country’s most high-profile murder cases.
A MAN on trial in the Supreme Court for murder will decide today whether he will take the witness stand or remain silent as his defence attorney opens his case.
AN emergency room doctor facing claims of indecent assault does not believe the prosecution has made out a case against him.
AN ex-policewoman was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of bigamy and obtaining credit under false pretences.
A MAN, convicted of killing a businessman during a hold up outside a bank, will challenge the Supreme Court verdict and subsequent sentence in January next year in the Court of Appeal.
A CONTRACTOR accused of possessing dangerous drugs with intent to supply is expected to take the witness stand tomorrow to give his side of the story surrounding his arrest in March 2009.
THREE men were charged with the murder of Desmond Collie - the brother of South Beach MP Cleola Hamilton.
A CARMICHAEL Road man has been arraigned on a charge of attempted murder.
A MAN was acquitted of burglary, armed robbery and causing grievous harm yesterday after a judge directed the jury to find him not guilty.
A BRAZILIAN couple has been charged in Miami with attempting to smuggle undocumented immigrants aboard boats from The Bahamas.
A WOMAN, accused of bigamy, could be arraigned on criminal charges as early as Monday when the magistrate of Court no. 5 returns to the bench.
A JUDGE told the jurors of the John Bull Rolex Boutique robbery trial that the critical question for them during their deliberation on a verdict will be ‘who were the robbers?’
A MAN from Freeport was arraigned at Nassau Street magistrates’ court yesterday on multiple charges of possession of ammunition.
A MAN accused of trying to kill two Atlantis security guards during a shooting at Marina Village on a Halloween night was convicted yesterday in the Supreme Court.
A SURGEON was arraigned in the magistrates’ court yesterday charged in connection with the traffic deaths of two motorcyclists last weekend.
A MAN was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after he was charged with having sex with his teenage daughter.
A STATUS hearing was set for a disbarred attorney who is accused of stealing nearly $2 million from his clients.
A VERDICT is expected to be handed down today in the double attempted murder trial of a man accused of shooting two Atlantis security guards on a Halloween night at Marina Village.
A MAN accused of being involved in the 2009 Halloween night shooting of two Atlantis security guards was acquitted of double attempted murder yesterday after a judge directed the jury to find him not guilty.
COP killer Pachino Lundy has been jailed for life for murdering a police officer outside a bar.
A Supreme Court jury was shown footage from Marina Village cameras of the Halloween night when two Atlantis security guards were shot while on duty.
FOUR people including a 63-year-old man were arraigned on drug charges before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez yesterday.
THE Court of Appeal yesterday dismissed the appeal of two men who challenged their murder and attempted armed robbery convictions as well as the 40-year sentence handed down by the Supreme Court.
THE legal dispute between the millionaire Weissfisch brothers experienced another setback yesterday as the matter was adjourned to a date to be announced by the Court of Appeal.
A TRIAL date has been set for three men of the cloth accused of getting into a scuffle on the pulpit following a succession battle for leadership of a church.
A FORMER Democratic National Alliance candidate who was accused of stealing more than $15,000 from a youth programme he managed for more than a decade, was acquitted of the charge yesterday in Magistrate’s Court.
A MAN is challenging his sentence after he was convicted and sentenced to 33 years in prison when he admitted to burning a man alive inside a car in bushes off a highway.
AN emergency room doctor faced claims of indecent assault yesterday in a private prosecution case.
TWO men who deny being involved in the 2008 armed robbery and attempted murder of an American police officer vacationing in the Bahamas will have to wait eight weeks before the Court of Appeal hears their application.
TWO baggage handlers at Lynden Pindling International Airport denied they stole a government issued revolver and laptop from a Magistrate’s bag when they were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
THREE men of the cloth were arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of misbehaving in church by getting into a scuffle on the pulpit following a succession battle for leadership of the church.
THE court of Appeal handed down an historic ruling yesterday when it allowed the appeal of Crown prosecutors, who for the first time challenged the acquittal of a man accused of murder.
THE absence of attorneys yesterday caused a delay in the trial of a man accused of stabbing a prison officer to death.
A COLOMBIAN woman was convicted and sentenced yesterday for stealing two Rolex watches – valued at $31,000 – from John Bull Ltd. The watches have yet to be recovered.
A SUPREME Court judge reinstated the bail of three men who failed to appear on Monday for the start of their attempted murder trial after he accepted their reasons for not being present.
A POLICEMAN told the court that a student-leader, for whom he and his colleagues had been called to the College of the Bahamas campus, accused him and his fellow officers of being slaves to the “black man” and “the government.”
A WOMAN accused of setting a car on fire, then trying to put her four-year-old son inside, was given a new appointment date to undergo psychiatric evaluation before her trial.
A MAN was denied bail yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the recent shooting of a teenage girl outside her home.
A JAMAICAN woman told a Magistrate that she overstayed her time in the Bahamas because she witnessed an incident and was threatened not to go to the authorities, lest she and her family be harmed.
A MAN accused of trying to murder another man in a late night cutlass attack regained his freedom when he was acquitted of attempted murder by a Supreme Court jury.
PROSECUTION of 18 immigrants alleged to be part of a human smuggling operation from Panama to South Florida, did not proceed as expected yesterday. There was no explanation from Immigration officials what caused the delay.
FREEPORT – At the start of her trial yesterday, former real estate agent Daisymae Johnson pleaded guilty in the Supreme to 10 counts of stealing by reason of service.
A MAN was denied bail yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the recent shooting death of a retired utilities worker during a robbery.
A MAN accused of trying to murder another man in a late night cutlass attack, opted to remain silent in his own defence in the Supreme Court.
THE absence of key witnesses to the January 2008 murder of a C R Walker student at a bus stop resulted in the prosecution discontinuing the case against the man accused of the fatal drive-by shooting.
A MAN has pleaded not guilty to the country’s first killing of 2012.
A POLICEWOMAN has denied taking $1,300 from a woman promising to expunge her traffic tickets from the police’s system.
A LAWYER, suspended from his legal practice for two months by the Court of Appeal, is suing a local daily for publishing a story he claims has defamed him.
A PINEWOOD Gardens man was remanded to prison without bail after he was arraigned on multiple charges of unlawful sex with an underage girl. The first offence is alleged to have taken place nearly two years ago.
THE INDUSTRIAL tribunal has placed blame on the Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union for the termination of three dozen Grand Bahama hotel workers.
A 51-year-old man admitted to a Magistrate that he broke into eight businesses in the span of a week.
A JAMAICAN man spent his first night of four years behind bars after admitting bringing cocaine from Panama City to Nassau with the intent to supply it.
ONE of three men standing trial since May in connection with the 2011 robbery of the John Bull Rolex Boutique was acquitted yesterday as prosecution offered no further evidence against him.
A MAN was sentenced to 13 years at Her Majesty’s Prison by a judge for a manslaughter that reportedly occurred over a stolen cocaine pipe.
A MAN on trial in Magistrate’s Court in connection with a 130 pound marijuana seizure was granted $10,000 bail yesterday when he appeared in the Supreme Court.
A MURDER retrial will have to begin yet again after a jury was discharged “in the interests of justice”.
FREEPORT – Supreme Court Senior Justice Hartman Longley sentenced a convicted rapist to serve seven years in prison.
SENTENCING will take place today for a man who claimed that while “under the influence”, he accidentally killed another man who had stolen his cocaine pipe.
A WOMAN accused of setting a car on fire, then trying to put her four-year-old son inside, was ordered by a judge to undergo psychiatric evaluation before her trial.
THE RETRIAL of a man accused of a double murder Grand Bahama begins today in a Nassau Supreme Court after a Freeport judge ordered that the matter be heard in the capital.
A MAN said he saw no signs of remorse from a man who stabbed his estranged wife 17 times - and sentenced him to 30 years in jail.
A MAN accused of his daughter’s stabbing death has been declared by a psychiatrist “not fit” to plead to the murder charge against him.
A JURY saw a near-reenactment of what man did to a woman after he broke down her front door and attacked her after she tried to get away from him.
A DOCTOR testified that eight of the 14 sharp-force injuries that led to a man’s death were stab wounds.
A TEENAGER has been charged with the country’s latest murder – 29-year-old Raymond Thompson who was gunned down on Wednesday, August 8.
THE extent of the injuries suffered by a three-year-old girl during an alleged beating hours before she died were revealed to a jury yesterday.
A POLICEMAN testified in Supreme Court that one of three men he arrested on a yacht in connection with a murder, protested his arrest.
A POLICEMAN told a Supreme Court jury that it took him ten minutes to arrive at the scene of a man lying on a golf cart during the early morning hours.
TWO witnesses expected to testify in the murder trial of a Floridian man were no-shows to court yesterday.
FREEPORT – Ronald Osias was charged with murder in the Freeport Magistrate’s Court yesterday.
A CONVICTED paedophile told the Court of Appeal yesterday that the presiding judge in his trial failed to be clear in his warning to the jury about the capability of corroborated evidence in the case.
FREEPORT – William Leslie Forbes, 37, was convicted of manslaughter in the Supreme Court yesterday.
A SUPREME Court jury will now pass judgement on a man on trial for attempted murder, accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a traffic light.
FREEPORT – Murder accused Williams Forbes told a Supreme Court jury that he did not kill his girlfriend and that her death was an accident.
THE prosecution yesterday closed its case in the attempted murder trial of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at a traffic light.
A MAN acquitted of the 2009 murder of an American woman was back in court yesterday to fight a move for a retrial on manslaughter charges.
A BENEDICTINE monk who once served in the Bahamas is facing sexual abuse allegations, according to a Minnesota newspaper.
FREEPORT - Samuel Russell of Abaco was found not guilty of unlawful sex with a minor on Wednesday.
FREEPORT – Accused rapist Samuel Russell admitted that a 15-year-old girl was in his bedroom on one occasion, but said he did not have sex with her then, or at any other time in 2011.
A TAXI driver accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend inside her car at a gas station will have to wait five weeks for a trial date.
A FARRINGTON Road woman was sentenced to serve four years in prison yesterday in connection with a failed attempt to export 13 ounces of marijuana on Friday, July 13.
THE retrial of a man accused of murdering a policeman came to an end yesterday, this time with the accused being convicted of the Independence Day killing.
CHIEF Magistrate Roger Gomez remanded a juvenile arraigned on charges of murder and escaping lawful custody to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday.
A CONVICTED armed robber was unsuccessful in his attempt to have his guilty verdict overturned.
AN American widow recently acquitted of her Bahamian husband’s murder is seeking to remain in the Bahamas instead of being deported back to her home city of Boston, Massachusetts.
A PRELIMINARY trial has been set for November for the teenage son of convicted drug traffickers Dwight and Keva Major who was charged earlier this year in connection with the robbing and kidnapping of a local college student.
A MAN was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court yesterday in connection with an early morning murder in a nightclub parking lot
A TEENAGER has been charged with sexually assaulting a nine-year-old boy.
A FREEPORT man was charged on Monday with harbouring a criminal.
A HEARING has been pushed back for a doctor at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre who reportedly defied a court order.
THREE men and a juvenile were taken to the magistrate’s court to face charges in connection with two separate murders.
THE man accused of committing the 69th homicide of the year was arraigned in the magistrates’ court on Friday.
A WOMAN on trial for her husband’s murder told the court she did not mean to kill him as she was only trying to stop him from choking her.
A leading New Providence real estate development is appealing a US court's rejection of its $12 million damages claim against two overseas
The winding-up of a former Bahamian broker/dealer whose principal pled guilty in the US to money laundering is close to completion,
THE defence in a major drug trial has closed its case on behalf of clients accused of conspiring to smuggle $6 million worth of marijuana into the Bahamas.
FREEPORT - A 43-year-old Freeport man was convicted in the Magistrate's court Thursday of shopbreaking and stealing. Valentino Redwin Kemp, of Pioneers Way
FOUR men who were accused of plotting to kill a police commissioner when they were police constables have won a partial victory in the courts against the force.
AN attorney representing a man appealing conviction for a 2005 drug-related murder asked the court to be withdrawn from the case.
A SUPREME Court jury unanimously acquitted a man of trying to murder two policemen who were making an arrest after a shooting. Lavardo Miller, 29, of Nass
A CONVICTED paedophile left the appellate court yesterday with a reduced sentence after winning his appeal to lower the "harsh" life sentence given to
A MAN who witnessed a murder and attempted murder from his window days before Christmas told the jury of what he saw take place between
A JUDGE'S refusal to remove himself from a court battle between two Lyford Cay billionaires has been overturned. Justice Neville Adderley will no longer pre
TWO EXUMA men were arraigned in court yesterday in connection with the pre-Labour Day Scotiabank robbery in Long Island.
THE Court of Appeal has rejected Dwight Knowles' appeal against his sentence in connection with the armed robbery and murder of businessman Keith Carey. Knowles had argued that his 11-year sentence for robbery and
A JUDGE yesterday delayed the sentencing of a manslaughter convict to deliberate on the appropriate sentence given the circumstances and submissions by attorneys.
A YOUNG mother told a jury she grabbed the gun of a man who was raping her after he had threatened to kill her if she didn’t do what he said.
FREEPORT – Defence lawyer Paul Wallace-Whitfield submitted that the prosecution had failed to prove its case against murder accused Hulio Smith and asked that charges be dismissed against him.