Man guilty of trying to kill his father-in-law

| 09/06/2023 | 16 Comments
Cayman News Service
Lusito Eusebio Hernandez

(CNS): It took a jury of five women and two men almost five hours on Thursday to find Luisto Eusebio Hernandez guilty of attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed firearm. The 28-year-old man from East End was convicted of trying to kill his de facto father-in-law when he shot him in the stomach during a family dispute in Windsor Park, George Town, in April 2022.

During the trial, the jury heard how, minutes before the shooting, Hernandez and the stepfather of his daughter’s mother were involved in a heated argument in which the father-in-law threw a bottle at Hernandez that smashed and injured his granddaughter.

But when he gave evidence, the victim said that the row had started with a dispute over the right way to feed the child a mango.

After Hernandez shot the victim, he went on the run for four months until he was tracked down in Bodden Town. Although the authorities never found the gun, police officers did recover the spent bullet casing from the scene, and medical evidence showed that the victim had sustained life-threatening gunshot wounds.

As the foreman of the jury delivered a majority verdict, as they could not unanimously agree, he said that five of the seven jury members found him guilty of attempted murder, and six of the seven found him guilty of gun possession.

Hernandez, who was remanded in custody, has previous convictions for violent offences and is now facing a lengthy prison term.

After he dismissed the jury, Justice Roger Chapple, who presided over the trial, told Hernandez that the court was working towards holding the sentencing hearing on 23 June. His attorney had agreed that a social inquiry report was not necessary, but the judge would need a victim impact report.

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  1. Elvis says:

    Deport him where?

    He belong to you all

  2. Kman says:

    He’s Caymanian but I believe his dad’s family are Cuban-Caymanians so highly doubt his status can be revoked. We often believe that we don’t have our own homegrown criminals but we certainly do.

  3. Anonymous says:

    No gun recovered? Double his sentence just for that.


  4. Anonymous says:

    If you look at the offspring of his father you will note an incredible contribution to the gene pool of the Cayman Islands.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Over a mango loll that sounds like Luisto. He always been a ‘funny guy’ – Good Fellas

  6. Anonymous says:

    4 months on the run? On an island of 75 square miles!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Am I the only one that wants to know specifics about the mango thing?

  8. Anonymous says:

    @ 1:52 pm 55 years old ! did you read the entire article ? he is only 28 , the courts can only use the guidelines they have, I’m sure the judges would love to put them away for longer

    • Anonymous says:

      Oops sorry.. But it does not appear that the judges are using the guidelines to maximum effect.

  9. Anonymous says:

    “Previous convictions for violent offenses.” How often do we hear that phrase, yet the criminal is let out in no time to commit ever mor e violent acts. He appears undeportable since he has a local baby mama, but for god’s sake lock him up for the maximum this time. He’s about 55 now, he should be 65 before he gets out.

    • Anonymous says:

      He is caymanian despite a baby. Hopefully that mother picks a better partner so the kids have a chance at a good life. Doubt she will.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Status revocation and Deportation? Name doesn’t sound Caymanian but who knows?


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