Jury acquits women in Fete shooting case

| 13/12/2017 | 42 Comments
Cayman News Service

Malik and Tashika Mothen

(CNS): A jury acquitted two West Bay women of all the counts against them in what the crown had presented as a feud-fuelled gang-related case of violence against two men last February. But the five men and two women of the jury panel convicted both the male defendants of GBH with intent, although they were found not guilty of the attempted murder of Daniel Bennett and Carlney Campbell. Tashika Mothen walked free from court after she was acquitted of a list of charges, from threats to kill to attempted murder, having taken the stand in her own defence and denied the allegations. Prosecutors had painted her as a protagonist alongside her husband in the violent incident but had failed to prove their case.

Cayman News Service

Daniella Tibbetts

Although Daniella Tibbetts remained silent throughout the trial, choosing not to take the witness stand, the jury acquitted her of possession of the Colt 45 that was used in the shooting, demonstrating that they did not believe the crown’s assertion that Tibbetts must have known that the weapon had been hidden in her toilet cistern.

Tibbetts is currently serving a 16-month sentence in Fairbanks for smuggling 3ozs of ganja into HMP Northward hidden in her baby’s diapers, but she is expected to be released soon.

Cayman News Service

Kashwayne Hewitt

Malik Mothen was convicted of two counts of grievous bodily harm but was acquitted on the attempted murder and firearms charges.

Kashwayne Hewitt, who wept quietly in the dock after he was acquitted of the more serious charge of attempted murder, was also convicted of GBH. He has already admitted the possession of the unlicensed firearm.

The visiting judge in the case, Justice Roger Chapple, commended the jury for their diligence and hard work in what was a long and relatively complex trial, before discharging both Tibbetts and Tashika Mothen and remanding the men in custody until their sentencing, scheduled for later today.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, real hard gangsta weeping in court…crying like a baby. These turds roaming Cayman may be great actors, but tough guys they are not. They will be sucking their thumbs in lockup.




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  2. MM says:

    I’m speechless… it’s all just sad, sad, sad. And I feel even worst for the innocent children who came in to this mess. SMH. They will be the next generation of lost, criminal adults if something is not done ASAP. Parents in the news all week; daughter in the news 3 weeks… dear God help our people.




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  3. Lucy says:

    Can we get an amen to the updated article! Sweetie your husband Got time to think and God wanted yall to seperate for OBVIOUS reasons!! Take care of your kids the oldest one need a lot of guidance cause she always on news!




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  4. "Anonymousir" says:

    Anonymous says:
    14/12/2017 at 9:03 am
    That picture pretty much sums up what is wrong with Cayman.

    Very true … Sad .. But Very True …




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  5. Anonymous says:

    You have been given your freedom. Freedom is a gift, not just for Christmas, but for life. If you look after it and make wise choices, you may enjoy that Freedom until you pass away.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    What a bunch of losers




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Suggestion for all 5 defendant’s in this case…stop buying bottles at clubs and reduce your budget allowance for neck tattoos. Take the extra cash and use it for your children’s future…hopefully they won’t find themselves in a similar mess.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    Daniella, what a such pretty girl doing with these low lifes?




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  9. Anonymous says:

    That picture pretty much sums up what is wrong with Cayman.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    throw them all in jail & throw away the keys!! not worthy to be among civilised people!! GT.




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  11. Not guilty says:

    God don’t sleep so u all can judge it as u like was it ever mentioned that the two witnesses have both been charge for attempted murder one in broad day light in 2014 Cayman festival …so don’t judge any of u can end up in this situation due to lies




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    • Anonymous says:

      Could you try that in English please?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Lol, that’s a whole different case though. Want do big people things and can’t take the consequences that come with it. Stop blaming other people




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    • Anonymous says:

      You are right.. God don’t sleep that’s why he didn’t snore or snooze on the other 2. GTOH, sounding like a proper fool.




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    • Love not hate says:

      She still on 2014 that’s why she wasted 2017 by being on remand.. Lady get your act together your husband rubbing some healthy time worry bout your kids and don’t forget have them hand ins ready TD!!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      I am sure the witness that was shot is glad God doesn’t sleep!




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  12. Anonymous says:

    So glad they can buy more of that there liquor stuff on Sunday.




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  13. Anonymous says:

    They look like a nice sweet couple in that picture.




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  14. Anonymous says:

    If we were able to be adults and gamble in Cayman, it would be interesting to see what bets would be placed on some of these actors being subject to similar news on the future. Different odds for what year, what offence, outcome of trial, etc. Extra points for a combo bet. You cannot make this up, at least we have the court reporting to keep us amused!




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  15. Set says:

    Assaults cop. Weeps openly.




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  16. Anonymous says:

    Good advice ? I believe they need more than advice




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  17. Jr. Gangsta says:

    They so cool. I want to be just like them when I grow up.




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  18. Anonymous says:

    Until the next time and another waste of tax payers time. Welcome to the future Cayman.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    All delightful sounding people.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Apparently all their problems can be traced to Tony Blair. That is what Who says.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Absolutely, Tony Blair is the source of all evil. Well, his Mom says he is alright. And his wife. Kids think he is OK too. More than half of the UK voted for him, so he could not have been that bad. The Americans seemed to like him. Quite a few Europeans too. But, yep, Who could never be wrong, at least in his own mind.




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  20. BELONGER says:

    I’m afraid this won’t be the last time you will hear & read about these characters.

    They are so entrenched into this type of lifestyle – that changing for the better, would be an abnormality.




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  21. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again. Staying indoors for a while…




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  22. Anonymous says:

    Cayman is too small for this Gang Banging, wanna-be if you wanna slang and throw up signs we got other countries, little puppies compare to the real bloods,crips, Los Zetas, Ms-13 etc. Cayman Islands is Beautiful Islands tarnish by these foolish people, claiming to be from the hard side when we had free education and all you wanted is to hold guns and do criminal activities them blame our system for lack of employment. thats the problem now, People could make better choices but choose to be a “badman/woman”. smh if only they could just be a better person and maybe Cayman wouldnt be as bad as it is now.




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  23. Bertie :B says:

    Its Never to late to start over , both of you young women ! get your act together , gangsters are losers and will never beat the system , think of your future without hanging with the bad boys , get a job and settle down , don’t look back .




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    • Rod Bodden says:

      I can testify to that! I was a old OG and if any one knows the truth about that life style, it’s a waste of time and effort. Only a sad outcome is awaiting those that think its the way to go!




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      • Anonymous says:

        There parents need to take the four of them in the backyard and and five fhem a good hiding! Probably can’t even spell ” gagster” no ambition is what I call it.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Pfft!

      The main reason the men engage in this lifestyle is to attract women – as they tend to get turned on by these types of men at that age – yes, even the “good girls”.

      If anything, we should be offering good advice to the fellas.




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      • Anonymous says:

        The sad this is that the women that are usually attracted to this don’t have much going on for them as it relates to looks and smarts. If they have a little looks then its no smarts.




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    • Pants down to knees says:

      When you hire these type of women these men come around and bring all types of behaviour to your office. Business people have to protect themselves and can not take a chance.




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    • Rick says:

      Both of these girls are much worse than the men in question.




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