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Nov 7, 2017

Sentencing Further Delayed for Remorseful “Bucket”

Glenford 'Bucket' Bermudez

In the high court, forty-six-year-old Glenford Gilbert Bermudez, the man who shot and killed his wife, was in court today for mitigation.  Bermudez said he is sorry for his actions and apologized to the children of forty-year-old Racquel Violet Bermudez who was killed on November twenty-second, 2007.  In mitigation plea before Justice Adolph Lucas in the Supreme Court, his attorney, submitted a testimony signed by a Rehabilitation Community Officer posted at Kolbe Foundation. The officer spoke well of the inmate during the ten years he has been behind bars.  Bermudez explained to Judge Lucas that while in prison, he was positive and active in a number of programs and that he has never committed any other offense.  Bermudez added that he worked at the Wagner’s Youth Facility doing physical training for the youths, had learnt plumbing and was reformed. Judge Lucas deferred sentencing to November tenth, 2017. His attorney is seeking a maximum of fifteen years minus ten years already served behind bar. Following his 2007 arraignment, Bermudez was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in April, 2011.  In November of 2013, the Court of Appeal ordered a retrial during which he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  The killing occurred when he met his wife who was carrying a woman and her grandson in the area of the roundabout in Hattieville. He blocked her with his vehicle, and fired a shot that caught her in the head, killing her on the spot. Bermudez left the area and attempted, but was unsuccessful in taking his life.

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