Woman denies death by dangerous driving

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A 66-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty to causing death by careless driving in the accident that claimed the life of 14-year-old Dennikia Lambert.

Madeline Santucci appeared at yesterday’s arraignments before Puisne Judge Carlisle Greaves for the charge, from July 27, 2016, on Palmetto Road, Devonshire.

Ms Santucci also entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of causing grievous bodily harm by careless driving, to Charles Whited, on Frog Lane on the same date.

Three people appeared in court on charges relating to drug importation: Andre Richardson, 36, of Devonshire, denied importation of cannabis, as well as intending to supply the drug.

At his initial Magistrates’ Court hearing, Mr Richards was accused of possessing 5,358g of the drug in St George’s on June 5, 2016. He has been given an April 4 trial date.

No pleas were entered by two Canadian nationals, Craig Lawrence and Jacqueline Robinson, aged 35 and 25 respectively, who were charged last month with conspiring to import the opioid drug Fentanyl, between an unknown date and December 15. Mr Lawrence was also alleged to have possessed the drug on December 20 with intent to supply.

According to Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Carrington Mahoney, a third person is to be included in the case.

Meanwhile Edmund Smith, 52, who denies assaulting police officer Scott Devine on December 2, 2016, had his case sent back to Magistrate’s Court, where he was set to appear this morning.

Janea Lowe, 26, of St George’s, maintained her plea of not guilty to wounding with intent and having a bladed article in a public place, in which Ryan Hayling was alleged to have been injured on January 9 at Loyal Hill Pass, Devonshire.

Mr Justice Greaves set a trial date of March 13.

Kavin Howard, 48, pleaded guilty to the theft of a jacket from Island Trading Co on December 3, 2016, as well as the aggravated taking of a motorcycle on December 30, which the court heard had been driven dangerously, causing damage before its recovery.

Howard was asked to return for sentencing on April 3.

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