Teen faces lengthy sentence over barroom brawl

| 30/10/2018 | 26 Comments
Cayman News Service

Cayman Islands courts, Grand Cayman

(CNS): Lyle Alexander Samson Peart (18), from George Town, is facing a lengthy custodial sentence after pleading guilty on Friday to GBH, despite having a previous clean record. When he appeared in Grand Court, Peart admitted wounding Tyrell Smith with intent outside Margaritaville in George Town this summer. He was remanded in custody until sentencing in January. Peart was arrested shortly after the fight, in which Smith (21) was stabbed multiple times in the early hours of the morning of 16 June and sustained serious life-threatening injuries.

Peart was originally also charged with attempted murder but prosecutors accepted his pleas to the lesser charge.

Nevertheless, Peart is certain to go to prison for some time due to the seriousness of the offence. Given his relatively young age but clean record until now, the court ordered a social inquiry report ahead of the sentence hearing to help inform the judge.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    “Peart was arrested shortly after the fight, in which Smith (21) was stabbed multiple times in the early hours of the morning of 16 June and sustained serious life-threatening injuries.”

    Stabbed multiple times was originally charged with attempted murder, yet with a clean record, I think not.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    You do the crime pay the fk time simple as that

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Clean Sheet?? Boy been trouble for years and done boys home and northward.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Deportation order!

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  5. Say it like it is says:

    Why is it in just about every case of this type that charges are reduced from attempted murder or from GBH despite the seriousness of the assault?.The answer is that the prosecution offers this to save themselves from having to go to trial with all the work that entails.This is not in the public interest, only in the interest of the criminal who commits these acts.

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    • Anonymous says:

      That’s the case in a lot of 1st world countries though; court is expensive, time consuming and risky (prosecutors might lose).

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    • Anonymous says:

      4:21pm and worse when it is one of them. We need a Donald Trump to free us of this plague. Everyone has more rights than the upright citizen.

  6. Anonymous says:

    His anger got the best of him that night but after all is said and done they would have done him worst if he let them acting like the other is some good boy. I could only hope they both learned from there mistakes

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    • Jotnar says:

      They would have done him worse? So the other guy had a knife, just didn’t get the chance to use it? And your view is that it was self defence – right? Not just a massive loss of temper by a guy who took care to make sure he had a knife on him just in case he got attacked by someone. And then, just to make absolutely sure the other guy was out of the game, stabbed him several times. He may be your friend, but what would you be saying if the other guy had knifed him instead or beaten him up badly, and cane out with the same arguments? If you are in the habit of carrying a knife to social functions there is something seriously wrong with your lifestyle choices and circle of acquaintances.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Why do we have to modify the sentence with “despite having a previous clean record”. He stabbed someone multiple times — he should have a lengthy sentence regardless.

    Why bring a knife to a drinking establishment? If you feel you have to go somewhere with a knife in Cayman, just don’t go!

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