George Town man charged with Pars murder

| 03/09/2020
Cayman News Service
Mason Bryan

(CNS) UPDATED: Mason Bryan (27) from George Town has been charged with the murder of Recardo Lionel Pars in a car park at the weekend. Bryan was arrested shortly after Pars was stabbed multiple times in a major altercation at The Strand Shopping Centre, which police are still trying to piece together. Bryan is due to appear in court on Friday after being charged Thursday afternoon.

The killing was the culmination of a series of crimes that the police are still trying to string together. The RCIPS has confirmed that, as well as the murder, a stabbing which led to wounding charges against a George Town man in court yesterday, at least one other assault and a collision on the West Bay road all happened about the same time at the same location.

The police are still trying to establish exactly what happened during what appears to have been a major fight. “The incidents each led into the other, and different persons became involved at different times,” an RCIPS spokesperson told CNS.

Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown of the Criminal Investigation Department made a video appeal for witnesses on Monday, but the RCIPS said Thursday that no witnesses had come forward to support the video footage, posted on social media anonymously, of what appears to be the moment that Pars was stabbed, as well as other footage of the night’s violence.

Lansdown said that there were at least 30 to 40 people in the area at the time this string of crime was occurring. “The whole incident is going to require quite some unravelling to determine the sequence of events, what has happened, who’s responsible for what activities,” DS Lansdown said at the weekend, according to the Cayman Compass.

“We know there were a number of people down there. It was a big scene. There was a lot of blood. There was a lot of debris left behind – people’s clothing, some shoes. We need to find out what’s happened,” he added.

See the appeal for witnesses by Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown below:

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