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Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

The case of murder against 46-year-old Glenford “Bucket” Bermudez has come to an end after Justice Adolph Lucas sentenced him to imprisonment for the November 22, 2007 murder of his wife. The sentencing was handed down on Monday, November 13, 2017, 13 days after Bermudez pleaded guilty to manslaughter instead of murder.

The allegation against Bermudez is that on November 22, 2007, he met his wife and fired a single shot at her to the head which killed her on the spot. He drove to the Hattieville/ Boom Road junction where he got a wire and attempted to hang himself but was unsuccessful and later told the nephew of his deceased wife of the crime he had committed.

On November 22, 2007, Bermudez was arrested and charged with murder. On April 27, 2011, he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. In June 2013, his case was appealed and a retrial was granted on November 1, 2013 after which he pleaded guilty to the alternative charge of manslaughter.

Justice Lucas heard the mitigation plea on November 7 and November 10, 2017 and finally gave his ruling after considering a number of factors. Judge Lucas said that he took into consideration, both the mitigating and aggravating factors in Bermudez’s case in arriving at a suitable sentence for the crime he committed. He also took into consideration a victim impact assessment from 2 or the victim’s 7 children, an affidavit filed by attorney Oscar Selgado regarding Bermudez’s good behavior during his incarceration.

Considering all this, Bermudez was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment less 9 years, 10 months, and 18 days. The time Bermudez has previously spent incarcerated and waiting for the retrial was deducted.