Originally set for June 9, the trial of Keron Bruce, who is accused of cyberbullying Journalist Leroy Smith, will commence on September 6, 2022.
Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman will preside over the trial at the Diamond/Golden Grove Magistrates’ Court. Attorney-at-Law Bernard Da Silva is representing Bruce.
Bruce, 35, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was first hauled before Magistrate Sunil Scarce in the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court, where he denied the charge and was released on $100,00 bail.
The charge alleged that on January 25, 2021, at Soesdyke, EBD, he used a computer system to disseminate information about Leroy Smith knowing the same to be false, to cause public ridicule, contempt, and hatred, or embarrassment.
In January, Bruce was arrested three days after Smith, through his online publication “Big Smith News Watch,” made a public reward of one million dollars for information leading to the identity of the players behind the “Mudwata” and the “Guyana Uncut” characters.
Smith made this offer after a video was posted by “Mudwata” casting aspersions on his character. At the time of Bruce’s arrest, the Police had said several pieces of electronic equipment were seized from his’ DD Eccles, EBD home.