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Jan 25, 2012

Panel of jurors discharged again in case against B.D.F. sergeant

For a second time, the panel of jurors was discharged from the case of B.D.F. sergeant Emerson Michael. On January fifteenth, it was discovered following testimony that one of the jurors was acquainted with two crown witnesses in the case.  The matter was brought to the attention of the judge and the initial panel of jurors was discharged.  On Monday, another jury was selected and the case continued; however, a juror failed to inform the court that one of the witnesses, Ian Hemsley, who was called to the stand is her brother-in-law.  That juror was later relieved from the panel and today the case was traversed to the next sitting of the Supreme Court on April sixteenth.  Michael, who is already out on bail, was free to go.  In December 2008, Michael was found in possession of a thousand, three hundred and forty-four rounds of five point five-six ammunition inside a B.D.F. vehicle and was subsequently charged with keeping ammunition without a gun license.

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2 Responses for “Panel of jurors discharged again in case against B.D.F. sergeant”

  1. islander says:

    WOW there is ammunition in a MILITARY TRUCK…… REALLY?????? HOW !@#$%^& STUPID HAVE WE BECOME?

    Criminals have 40 millimeter grenade launchers and all we worry about is that there is ammo inside a military truck….geeeee

  2. Be Real says:

    @ Islander
    to put it politely; you are totally uninformed. This soldier is accused of trying to take BDF ammunition for a supposedly illegal purpose because he had no authorization to have the ammunition. This is not a case of a BDF soldier going on patrol or a soldier happening to be in a BDF truck in which bullets were left or being carried on BDF duty..The allegation is that he had the ammunition without authorization and for an illegal purpose. It is not a case of bullets being left in a BDF truck which this soldier happend to be catching a ride on. This bally was trying to make away with BDF Property (i.e. the bullets) TO GIVE TO THE SAME “GANGS’ YOU SINGLED OUT!!

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