January 15, 2014
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JUSTICE Indra Charles on Friday found that the Royal Bahamas Police Force were liable for an incident in 2015 that culminated in the arrest of a civil servant at his home.
A WOMAN’S defence at trial that a drug trafficker did not need to rob and murder a web shop manager for money was not completely sold on a jury yesterday, which returned unanimous guilty verdicts on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
A JURY heard from a physician yesterday on the cause of death of a 17-year-old CV Bethel student who died following an after-school scuffle.
THE Court of Appeal yesterday reserved its decision on the appeal of a former death row inmate who wants a reduction on his life sentence for the murder of a 10-year-old boy.
THE Court of Appeal yesterday reserved its decision on the appeal of a former death row inmate who wants a 52-year sentence for murder reduced by more than half.
A WOMAN was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison yesterday after being arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on more than two dozen fraud related charges.
THE Court of Appeal yesterday gave more time to a lawyer to familiarise himself with his client’s case as the defendant contests a conviction for forcing a nine-year-old girl to perform oral sex on him.
INTEREST on $50,000 in legal costs the Court of Appeal awarded former prosecutor Cheryl Grant-Bethell, who was by-passed for promotion to prosecutions’ director, was reduced because her bill was filled too late.
A MAN applying for bail ahead of his murder trial wants to probe a prosecutor’s claim that he threatened her with death.
A MAN seeking “time served” for a 1987 murder had his life sentence reduced to 35 years’ imprisonment yesterday.
FOUR young Cooper’s Town men have been charged in the Magistrate Court in Abaco in connection with the attack and stabbing of a male resident of Treasure Cay.
A JURY was selected yesterday in the murder trial of a man and woman accused of murdering a female love interest of the man.
ONE of three men sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a policeman asked the Court of Appeal for time to get the attorney he wanted to argue his appeal.
FREEPORT – A 28-year-old Freeport man convicted of housebreaking, stealing, and drug possession was sentenced to three years imprisonment at Her Majesty’s Prison, Fox Hill.
A MAN is expected to be resentenced for manslaughter in a month’s time having won his appeal to the Privy Council to squash a 25-year-old year prison sentence for the throat-slashing killing of a 19-year-old woman.
THE Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s conviction and three year sentence for a pilot found guilty of cocaine possession with intent to supply.
A MAN walked out of Supreme Court free yesterday when his case – involving seven charges of armed robbery and one charge of kidnapping – was discontinued.
TWO men were arraigned yesterday in the Magistrates Court complex in connection with the more than $3 million cocaine and marijuana find over the weekend.
OFFICIALS in the Cuban detainee abuse trial are still awaiting a response from the Cuban government to their request to have two Cuban men attend the hearings in Nassau.