Posts Tagged "court"

Teenager not guilty of armed burglary

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Teenager not guilty of armed burglary

A JURY today acquitted Leo Burgess, 17, on the charge of aggravated burglary of the Southampton home of Greg Wilson and on the charge of unlawful firearm possession by a minor. ZBM News reports tonight that out of the 12 jurors, nine voted to acquit while three dissented. Burgess, of Cambridge Road, walked from court a free man following the decision. He was in the company of family and friends, some of whom had been crying hysterically in court during the verdicts. The Crown had accused Burgess of holding Mr. Wilson at gunpoint after Burgess and three other young men allegedly broke in. The...

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Teenager accused of burglary worth $65,000

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Local News & Alerts | 1 comment

Teenager accused of burglary worth $65,000

THE TRIAL OF 17–YEAR–OLD LEO BURGESS, ACCUSED OF AGGRAVATED BURGLARY AND FIREARM POSSESSION, FINALLY GOT UNDERWAY THIS MORNING IN THE SUPREME COURT. ACCORDING TO ZBM RADIO NEWS TODAY, ONCE THE JURY WAS SWORN–IN, PROSECUTOR NICOLE SMITH IMMEDIATELY GOT TO WORK BY TELLING THE PANEL WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT TO HEAR IN TERMS OF EVIDENCE DURING THE COURSE OF THE TRIAL. MS SMITH TOLD THEM, THE OFFENSES TOOK PLACE 11 A.M. DECEMBER 6, 2010 AT THE HOME OF VICTIM GREG WILSON, AT SOUTH–ROAD IN SOUTHAMPTON. NOTING THAT MR WILSON’S FAMILY WAS NOT HOME AT THE TIME IN QUESTION, SHE STATED THAT MR...

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Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Opinion | 4 comments

Editorial: Bermuda Sun hypocrisy

By Elin Simmons-Francis THE  Royal Gazette and the Bermuda Sun have today carried two news stories from Magistrates’ Court in which a local media outlet was hit with fines for identifying defendants accused of sexual crimes in two separate incidents.   The Royal Gazette’s story, which is published online, is more fair and straightforward. However, the same cannot be said about the Bermuda Sun’s online article. Sun reporter Mikaela Ian Pearman outright fails to mention how the Sun allegedly breached the same law the other media outlet admitted to, and how the Sun recently...

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Man smashed in mother’s windows because she failed to pick him up

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Man smashed in mother’s windows because she failed to pick him up

A 20-year-old man, named Kenneth O’brien Leverock, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to willful and unlawful damage to his mother and grandmother’s homes. The incidents happened on Friday at Cranaway Drive, Southampton, reports ZBM TV tonight. He smashed windows at his mother’s home to the tune of $2,500 and then proceeded to his grandmother’s home to do the same. Prosecutor Robert Welling to the Court Leverock was in an angry rage and was perhaps drunk. Asked by Magistrate Graveney Bannister the reason for the damage, he said it was because his mother failed...

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Well-known child murderer rapist fights Police

Posted by on Nov 9, 2010 in Local News & Alerts | 0 comments

Well-known child murderer rapist fights Police

NOTORIOUS Child Rapist and murderer Chesterfield Johnson has found himself yet again before the courts. He appeared in Magistrates’ Court today and admitted to obstructing Police and violently resiting arrest. ZBM television reports tonight that 59-year-old Johnson, of no fixed abode, was randomly stopped on a motorcycle by cops between Court and Elliot street on Saturday. Suspicions rose when he did not make eye contact with officers and was seen placing his hands in his pocket and removing it with a clenched fist. While Police searched him, he bolted, running north onto Court Street....

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