Home Blog Page 3

Man convicted of teen’s 2004 rape and kidnapping


Nassau, BAHAMAS- A man who abducted a 14-year-old girl from her home, held her captive for four days and sexually assaulted has been convicted 19 years later.

Lincoln Poitier, 62, is expected to learn his fate for the January 2004 crimes on December 12.

Poitier was convicted of forcible detention, unlawful sexual intercourse and kidnapping.

He was a close friend of the now 34-year-old victim’s family and was allowed to take her to Junkanoo and other events.

But on January 3, Poitier betrayed the family’s trust and didn’t bring the girl home.

Instead, he handcuffed her and tied her to a tree in bushes near the Airport Industrial Park.

Poitier raped the teen twice during her captivity.

She was rescued on January 8 after she was able to slip out of her cuffs due to extreme weight loss.

Police didn’t catch Poitier until more than three years after the teen’s rescue.

Copyright Bahamas Court News 2023

Man awaiting retrial for 2014 murder is killed


A man on bail in relation to a 2014 murder became a murder victim himself when he was gunned down in broad daylight on Monday.

T’iano D’Haiti was shot dead while at Fleming and Market Streets.

He was on bail for the October 28, 2014 fatal shooting of Andre Cartwight, who was killed in a home invasion in Blair Estates.

D’Haiti was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to 49 years in prison.

However, his conviction was overturned on appeal in 2020.

He was granted bail pending a retrial into the allegation.

Doctor accused of giving teen abortion granted bail


A doctor accused of giving an abortion to a 15-year-old girl has been granted $15,000 emergency bail.

Dr. Jamil Minnis, the son of former Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, allegedly performed the abortion at his clinic in Harbour Island, Eleuthera on September 4.

The teenager’s mother and sister, who face charges of conspiracy to commit abortion and an abortion, were also each granted $15,000 bail.

The trio appeared before Justice a Guillimina Archer-Minns for an emergency bail hearing hours after they were remanded into custody by Magistrate Shaka Serville.

They face a potential sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment if convicted.

Serial rapist convicted


Serial rapist Christopher Forbes has been convicted of the rape and armed robbery of a woman who was exercising.

Forbes, while armed with a cutlass, dragged the woman into bushes on May 6, 2022. He tied her up, raped her twice and took two cellphones from her.

Justice Jeanine Weech-Gomez will hold the penalty phase of Forbes’ trial on December 6.

Forbes, 26, was freed from prison in January 2022 after serving time for a 2013 rape spree that involved six victims.

Four of the women were walking when Forbes pounced on them and forced them into bushes, where he raped them.

Prosecutors seek delay in Shiver murder plot


Nassau, BAHAMAS – A magistrate on Thursday gave prosecutors more time to present evidence against Lindsay Shiver, the American housewife, accused of planning her estranged husband’s murder with two Bahamian co-conspirators.

Shiver, her boyfriend, Terrance Bethel and Faron Newbold Jr, who was allegedly enlisted to carry out the hit made a brief appearance before Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley.

Prosecutors were supposed to hand over the evidence that will be presented at their murder conspiracy trial. But, the police prosecutor, asked for more time, saying the documents weren’t ready.

Lawyers for the accused urged that there be no further delays in the case.

Shiver’s lawyer, Owen Wells, said that she was eager to get back to her three children.

As a condition of her $100,000 cash bail, Shiver can’t leave The Bahamas until the documents are served.

Meanwhile, Ian Cargill, who appears for Bethel and Newbold, said they had wasted money by traveling from Abaco to New Providence for the hearing.

Cargill said all the parties in the matter involved in the matter wanted the matter resolved so that they could get on with their lives.

Attorney Ciji Smith-Curry held a watching brief for Robert Shiver, the alleged target of the murder plot.

Man stabbed by relative fights for life


A 53-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed by a relative during a fight.

It happened around 7:30pm on Tuesday at their home on Alocasia Avenue in Garden Hills.

Police said the victim is in critical condition.

The stabbing suspect remains at large.

OPM worker jailed for gun and weapons stash


Nassau, BAHAMAS- A former employee at the Office of the Prime Minister has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after eight guns and 979 rounds of ammunition were found in his apartment.

Carlson Pinder, 35, claimed he found the stash of weapons and ammunition on his dead friend, Terrel Mackey’s property, in Love Hill, Andros.

Mackey, a key witness to the 2013 murders and kidnapping of senior immigration officer Shane Gardiner and his girlfriend Tishka Braynen, was found dead in his car on July 1.

Pinder claimed he kept the cache of weapons at his New Providence apartment for about a week before they were found during a police raid on September 28.

At the time of his arrest, Pinder worked in the IT department at the Office of the Prime Minister and drove a government-issued car.

Following the discovery, police also arrested and charged Pinder’s 33-year-old cousin Canario Lewis and a 13-year-old boy who were staying him.

They have been freed on $2,500 bail and return to court on October 25 for a status hearing.

At that time, they will learn whether prosecutors will drop the case or proceed with it.

Man killed in First Street shooting


Nassau, BAHAMAS – An investigation is underway after police found the bullet riddled body of a 21-year-old man on First Street, Coconut Grove Tuesday night.

Police said the shooting happened around 10:45pm.

The victim was walking near First Street and Poinciana Avenue when a gunman shot him multiple times before running away.

Police found the victim’s body behind a business, where he was pronounced dead.

Man killed in drive-by shooting


Nassau, BAHAMAS- A 44-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting Monday night.

Police say the man was standing outside a home on Acasia Avenue in Pinewood Gardens when shooters opened fire from a Nissan Note.

The incident happened around 9pm.

The man died a short time later at the hospital.

Police are asking the public to help them find his killers.

Anyone with information should call police at 502-991/2 or CrimeStoppers at 328-8477.


Woman charged with murder after boyfriend dies


A murder charge has now been filed against a woman that police say stabbed her boyfriend in June.

Simone Outten, 33, was initially charged with grievous harm over the June 26 incident.

However, the charge was upgraded to murder after Patrick Daxon died in hospital on September 9.

Prosecutors allege that Outten stabbed Daxon during a fight at their home in Abaco.

Outten didn’t have to plead to the murder charge and was denied bail.

She’s next due in court on December 14.

You cannot copy content of this page

Verified by MonsterInsights