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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

CRIME AND COURTS

Woman cleared of theft charges

The accused and the complainant were said to have been co-workers and good friends. Court documents reveal that after noticing her debit card was missing, the complainant reported it and another one was issued. A few months later, the second card also went missing, which prompted the complainant to contact her bank.

Youth worker tells jury he could not swim

Youth worker Michael Anthony Stewart, who is accused of manslaughter in relation to the drowning death of a 14-year-old boy who was in his care, told a jury Wednesday that he not tried to help the boy because he could not swim.

‘Ruthless and dangerous’ home invader jailed for life

A 26-year-old George Town man was given a double life sentence for an aggravated burglary during which an elderly couple was tied up and robbed at gunpoint.

Wright convicted of home invasion and gun charges

Elmer Wright of George Town was convicted of robbing an elderly couple in a home invasion, and for having 112 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof vest, along with a string of other offences.

Man convicted of possessing unlicensed firearm

Elmer Wright, 26, was convicted of two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm, in the form of ammunition and a bulletproof vest, in the Grand Court on Tuesday.

Witness confirms strong currents where teen drowned

Department of Environment officer Bradley Johnson, who took the witness stand Wednesday, 22 Jan., told the jury that an area of South Sound commonly called ‘Pull and Be Damned Point’, was a dangerous area for swimmers.

Trio to face trial on football fraud charges

Charmaine Moss and Canover Watson returned to Grand Court on Friday to face charges of fraud and corruption relating to the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Boat captain denies manslaughter charges

Boat captain Sean Michael McDonald denied responsibility for a boating accident that claimed the lives of two people and injured another. McDonald, a Canadian, pleaded not guilty on Friday, 24 Jan., to two counts of manslaughter and one count of causing grievous bodily harm.

Tourist with bullet in bag gets absolute discharge

An American man found himself before the Summary Court on 16 Jan., after airport security found a bullet in his bag.

Bodden Town man meets test of insanity

Psychiatrists have concluded that Travis Jarrell Webb, a Bodden Town man accused of burying a child alive in November 2018, has met the test of insanity, a court heard on Friday.
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