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Suspended sentence for teen stabbing

A teenager who pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding was sentenced last week to 15 months’ imprisonment, but that term was suspended after Justice Michael Wood heard arguments based on the defendant’s age.

Child pornography case adjourned

Former UCCI lecturer Pierre Michel Pavlov Rameau has had his sentencing postponed until Thursday, May 24.

Jury hears Customs officer’s taped interview in gun case

The trial of customs officer Claude Terry continued on Wednesday, with jurors hearing a taped interview in which he answered questions about a firearm found in a plastic box in the water tank behind his Cayman Brac apartment on Aug. 23, 2016.

Eighteen months for dangerous driving

The case of fire officer Colburn Martin came very close to being the worst dangerous driving it was possible to imagine, Justice Michael Wood said before sentencing the defendant to 18 months’ imprisonment.

Bouchard ordered to pay $2.23 million

Michelle Bouchard, who was found guilty two years ago of stealing money from an elderly man she had been living with, was ordered on Wednesday to pay more than $2.23 million to the man or his estate.

10-year sentence for bullets was ‘clearly unlawful,’ judge says

A decade-long sentence was “clearly unlawful” for possession of unlicensed ammunition, Justice Michael Wood said after hearing a recent appeal on behalf of a woman who received a 10-year jail term on the basis that it was the mandatory minimum.

Businessman gets sentence of two years for breaking man’s jaw

Eduardo Swaby Gutierrez, who had pleaded not guilty by reason of self defense, was found guilty on Thursday of causing grievous bodily harm to a man by punching him and breaking his jaw.

No opportunity for indecent assault, coach’s attorney says

Justice Michael Wood heard evidence Tuesday from athletes who indicated that they did not know of any occasion when their coach, Ato Modibo Stephens, was alone in his vehicle with the girl who has accused him of indecently assaulting her on two occasions.

Coach apologized to parents of teenage girl, court hears

Ato Stephens, the former track coach accused of indecently assaulting a young female athlete, apologized to the girl’s parents, Justice Michael Wood heard last week. The mother and father gave their evidence in court after the girl gave hers via video link on Thursday.

Man sentenced to seven months for indecent assault

Justice Michael Wood handed down a sentence of seven months imprisonment on Friday for a man on a work permit who pleaded guilty to an indecent assault of a teenaged girl.

Jury discharged in shooting case

A judge discharged the jury Thursday in the trial of four people charged in relation to a shooting outside a West Bay Road nightclub. A new trial has been set for Nov. 20.

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