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Local gunman faces lengthy jail term

| 10/10/2016 | 20 Comments
Cayman News Service

Jose Sanchez

(CNS): A West Bay man who has dodged two murder charges over the last six years is likely to be facing his first lengthy prison sentence after he admitted in court Friday to more gun related offences, just a few weeks after he was convicted of trying to take a handgun into a Bodden Town bar. Jose “Peto” Sanchez (29) pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm in Cruz Lane, George Town, last June in connection with allegations that he had been trying to kill David Andrew Bodden.

Sanchez, who has been tried and acquitted of two murders — the killing nightclub security guard Aldrick Peddie in 2010 and special Olympian Solomon Webster in 2015 — is now looking at least ten years in jail, though it could be considerably longer.

Well known to the police, Sanchez is suspected of being a prominent local gangster who has been involved in gun-related violence since he was a teenager but has consistently avoided lengthy jail terms and dodged serious convictions.

Five weeks after his release from prison, where he had been on remand facing charges for Webster’s murder, he was charged with possessing a 9mm handgun that he had tried to get into the Everglo bar in Bodden Town last July, for which he was found guilty in August.

Soon after that trial, Sanchez was charged with possession of a gun in Cruz Lane, where David Bodden’s house was shot at. On Friday he also pleaded guilty to that crime and was remanded in custody to HMP Northward. He is set to be sentenced on 21 October for two convictions of possessing a handgun, which carries a minimum mandatory sentence of ten years.

Bodden had accused Sanchez and another man, Blake Burrell, of threatening to kill him over allegations relating to the murder of Solomon Webster, which led eventually to Bodden’s own conviction for unlawful wounding after he slashed Burrell’s throat in the heart of George Town last June.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    According to what I see in posts about other criminals, this one cannot be “local” since he “does not have a Caymanian name”. So deport him….and anyone else not called Ebanks, Bodden, Dixon, McLauchlin, Bush, Eden, Miller, Wood, Lawrence, Bryan, Connolly, O’Connor, Kirkconnell, Foster, Merren, Thompson, Lazzari, McCoy, McLean, McTaggart, Solomon, Connor, McField etc etc. Because, clearly, we have people who think if you don’t have these names, you are not a “real Caymanian”.




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  2. cayman cares says:

    Too many of us in Cayman is 1) Turning a blind eye

    2) Is scared and says nothing 3) Allowing Defiant, rebellious, Gangster minded young people in their homes, school buses, class rooms . Too many is TURNING a BLIND EYE because to keep their Jobs

    4) Do many adults calling these little Beast : ” Bobo” and covering up the Aggreesive, Voilent Behaviour so many of these young men is demonstrating from 10 yrs old. By the time they are 16 yrs old they are ” Hardened, well seasoned” Gangsters who is nothing else but a MENACE and DRAIN on our communities.

    5) then the bad news is . many of these young men and women is ” breathing bablies” and they have no home, job or good way of life to raise these kids. So those kids are growing up and become a burden on our WELFARE DEPT .




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Let’s use our math skills and count this up. How many times can one guy get busted having a gun before we finally lock him up and lose the key. Come on Cayman🤔 We are not this blind are we. Ridiculous beyond words. And now he is hoping to get the big 10 Years!!! Whoaaaaaa. Every gun possession should be a twenty mandatory . A real 20 , not a Cayman 20. What is he gonna come out all rehabilitated or something. Not bloody likely.a bad egg is just that. Put him away, Do Not Let Him Out Again!! Make an example of him and follow it up with more arrests of other wanna be thugs.




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    • cayman cares says:

      TOTALLY TOTALLLY AGREE. These gangsters dont act like human beings
      , That mindset is of a BEAST. Not a human being




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Caymankind




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  5. Michel says:

    Good ridance. Please keep him lock up long time.




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  6. FAITH says:

    No Lost.!




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Be careful who you nail pon cross




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    • Anonymous says:

      No nailing going on here, just a conviction for a crime committed. What’s your issue or are you a gangsta trying to intimidate others?




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Good riddance! Who’s next?? Keep it coming RCIPS and Courts!




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  9. Anonymous says:

    Lock him up and throw away the key!




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  10. Unison says:

    Pray for their souls. Hate grows into a poisonous tree and always produce, such like violence and murder. The weak minded engulfed by negative vibes and emotions are easily given into this demon.




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  11. Anonymous says:

    Send him away for 20 years !!

    No need for this scum bag to be on our streets.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    Two down, more to goo;..




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