CRIME AND COURTS
A Grand Court trial ended unexpectedly on Friday when defendant Antonio Paolini entered a guilty plea to a theft charge.
Devon Alanzo Stewart was sentenced on Thursday to four years and nine months in prison after being found guilty of gross indecency with a 7-year-old girl. Mr. Stewart had chosen to be tried by judge alone and Justice Timothy Owen delivered his guilty verdict last September, remanding the defendant in custody.
Police arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm Friday. Officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 1:40 a.m. to Birch Tree Hill Road in West Bay, where a woman had been stabbed by another woman who was known to her.
Kirkland Henry and Larry Prinston Ricketts were sentenced on Thursday afternoon to 40 years in prison for the 2008 murder of rights activist Estella Scott-Roberts.
Raziel Jeffers, now 34, was sentenced on Monday to serve a total of 38 years for two murders committed in 2009 and 2010 in West Bay. In passing sentence, Justice Charles Quin said the fatal shootings were gang related.
Leonard Antonio Ebanks was sentenced on Tuesday to 34 years’ imprisonment for the Sept. 8, 2010 murder of Tyrone Burrell in a yard at Birch Tree Hill, West Bay.
John Talmage Gouldbourne was sentenced on Monday to serve 23 years before he can apply to be released from prison for the August 2004 murder of Moreen Maree Williams.
Police arrested a male student at John Gray High School for assaulting a school employee last week.
A man accused of importing 850 pounds of conch without a valid permit last year pleaded not guilty in Summary Court Tuesday.
All Grand Court jurors who are in the January 2018 session are advised that their next reporting date has been changed.