Updated: May 27
The trial of Keron Bruce, who is accused of cyberbullying Journalist, Leroy Smith, will commence on June 9, 2022.
This was disclosed on Friday when the matter was called before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman in the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court.
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.
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.
Bruce is being represented by attorney-at-law Bernard DaSilva, who made an application for reasonable bail. As such, the Magistrate released him on $100,000 bail.
In January, Bruce was arrested three days after Leroy, through his online publication “Big Smith News,” 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” attacking him. At the time of Bruce’s arrest, the police had said that several pieces of electronic equipment were seized from Bruce’s DD Eccles, EBD home.