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Courts juggle justice in face of virus

Courts juggle justice in face of virus

| 30/03/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Court officials are doing their best to keep the administration of justice moving forward while attempting to limit the potential exposure to the coronavirus for judges, staff, lawyers, police officers, defendants, clients and others who support the system. All jury trials have been cancelled in the short-term but the Grand Court is still hearing […]

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Man charged over WB assault

Man charged over WB assault

| 24/03/2020

(CNS): A 41-year-old man from West Bay has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court Monday charged with wounding with Intent, and unlawful wounding in relation to a violent assault that played out on an innocent family’s property at the weekend. The suspect was arrested Saturday accused of attacking another man with a […]

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Suspect gold smugglers acquitted

Suspect gold smugglers acquitted

| 24/03/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): A jury reached not guilt verdicts last week on all of the charges against a group of men accused of smuggling over $6 million worth of dirty gold across international borders, believed to be the proceeds of crime. After a trial lasting more than a dozen weeks, beset by numerous delays, the men were […]

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Woman charged with murder

Woman charged with murder

| 23/03/2020

(CNS): A 36-year-old woman has now been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez in a North Side stabbing on 17 March. The woman has been in custody since she was arrested on suspicion of killing the man, who is believed to be her former partner. She was due to appear in […]

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Jury trials postponed for 3 weeks

Jury trials postponed for 3 weeks

| 20/03/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Once the three-month long ‘gold’ trial wraps up this week, the Grand Court is suspending all other jury trials for a period of six weeks, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie said in a statement from the courts Thursday. As the courts take action in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be focusing on […]

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Dealer to serve two extra years for pimping

Dealer to serve two extra years for pimping

| 09/03/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): A local man who is already serving a 13-year prison sentence for dealing cocaine was given an additional two years for pimping charges on Friday, following his conviction last year. Wayne Myles is the first person in the Cayman Islands to be found guilty of living off the earnings of prostitution, after investigators found […]

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Dealer facing extra jail time for pimping charges

Dealer facing extra jail time for pimping charges

| 20/02/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Wayne Carlos Myles, who is serving 13 years in jail for dealing cocaine, may find that prison time extended. On Thursday the crown urged a judge to add whatever sentence she decides is appropriate for his conviction for living off the earnings of prostitution, as prosecutors say this is a completely separate offence to […]

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Docs agree Webb insane but court to decide verdict

Docs agree Webb insane but court to decide verdict

| 20/02/2020

(CNS): Travis Webb (27), who was charged with attempted murder after he buried a 3-year-old child alive in a shallow grave in a family yard in November 2018, has been ruled insane by psychiatrists instructed by both the crown and the defence.

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CAYS managers revealed failings at boys home

CAYS managers revealed failings at boys home

| 17/02/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Staff employed by the CAYS Foundation, which runs the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay, revealed a number of shortcomings at the care facility when they gave evidence of behalf of the crown during the recent trial of Larry Levers and Michael Stewart. Both Levers and Stewart were acquitted Thursday of the manslaughter of […]

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Care workers not guilty of killing teenage boy

Care workers not guilty of killing teenage boy

| 13/02/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): In an emotional moment in Grand Court on Thursday, Micheal Stewart (65) and Larry Levers (47) were acquitted of the manslaughter of 14-year-old Risco Batten, who drowned while on a fishing trip in 2015 while the men were carers at the Bonaventure Boys Home. It took a jury less than three hours to clear […]

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Sex assault cases advance toward trial

Sex assault cases advance toward trial

| 13/02/2020

(CNS): A George Town man pleaded not guilty to rape when he appeared in court Friday and is now expected to face trial later this year. Few details have yet been revealed about the allegations against Akeem Joel Grant, who is said to have forced himself upon a victim last summer at a George Town […]

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