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Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

| 09/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal denied the application of Leonard Antonio Ebanks (48) to have his 34-year sentence cut for the gang-related murder of Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Ebanks is also serving a concurrent 20-year sentence as accessory to the murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise in 2008. Ebanks is one of four […]

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Serial rapist’s 35-year sentence stands

Serial rapist’s 35-year sentence stands

| 08/09/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Jeffrey Barnes (39) lost his bid to reduce his 35-year sentence for rape when the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal ruled the original tariff should stand. He was the only one of the five lifers the court ruled on in its summer session who was not in prison for murder. After being convicted by […]

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Double murderer fails to get sentence cut

Double murderer fails to get sentence cut

| 05/09/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal refused the application of Raziel Jeffers (35) to appeal his 38-year sentence imposed after being convicted of two gang-related murders. In a written judgment released Monday, the court upheld the original tariff set for murdering Marcus Ebanks in July 2009 and Damion Ming in March 2010. In the […]

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Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

Sentence reduced in bar stabbing

| 04/09/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal reduced Carlo Malik Webster Jr’s sentence for wounding with intent from six years to five, after his case was heard Monday, 2 September. The decision turned on the amount of discount the defendant should have received for his guilty plea. Justice Roger Chapple originally sentenced Webster to 7½ […]

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34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

| 04/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Brian Borden (34), who was convicted in August 2014 of the gang-related murder in West Bay of Robert Mackford Bush three years before, had his appeal denied to reduce his 34-year tariff, after which he would be eligible to apply for parole. In upholding the original sentence, the Court of Appeal rejected his attorney’s […]

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Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

| 03/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Okeno Nicholas Solomon (26), who is currently serving a 20½-year sentence for rape, aggravated burglary, theft and sexual assault, had his appeal denied for reduction of his prison term. In a hearing held Monday, 2 September, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rejected arguments to cut the sentence that covered two separate instances as […]

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Estella’s killer denied appeal

Estella’s killer denied appeal

| 02/09/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Larry Ricketts (36), one of two men convicted of the brutal 2008 murder of Estella Scott-Roberts, was refused leave to appeal his 40-year prison sentence in a judgment handed down today (Monday, 2 September) by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. In a written judgment, the court rejected his attorney’s arguments of an excessive […]

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Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

| 31/08/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A diver taking part in the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) tournament today (Saturday, 31 August) was bitten by a nurse shark, suffering a serious injury to the back of his knee. Paul Egleston (70), who is a CULL board member and experienced diver, was hunting lionfish when the shark began aggressively […]

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Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

Bodden Towner crowned Miss Cayman Universe

| 20/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Kadejah Bodden, 24, almost swept the board of pageant prizes when she took the Miss Cayman Universe crown on Saturday night. The latest local beauty queen may be at home on the pageant stage winning the titles for Best in Gown, Best Legs and Best Smile but Bodden also has a master’s […]

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Impaled driver fully recovers from freak injury

Impaled driver fully recovers from freak injury

| 06/08/2019

(CNS Local Life): Nicholas Connor (30) sustained a dramatic freak injury during a car crash earlier this year after he was impaled on a steel pole but amazingly walked out of the hospital just a week later. Connor had smashed into a chain link fence and one of the poles holding up the fence went […]

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Cayman’s women divers break their world record

Cayman’s women divers break their world record

| 23/07/2019

(CNS Local Life): Women divers in Cayman blew out of the water their own world record of 86 participants set last year, when 107 formed an underwater chain in the sea by Lighthouse Point in West Bay. The event, held to mark PADI Women’s Dive Day Saturday, 20 July, also provided an opportunity to fundraise […]

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