Tag: Cheryll Richards

Wounding conviction lost despite guilty pleas

Wounding conviction lost despite guilty pleas

| 04/01/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Prosecutors watched a man who had admitted charges of GBH walk free from court recently when a conviction was lost after the crown pushed for the case to go to trial. Geoff Ryan Scott was found not guilty by a judge in November as a result of a legal loophole, even though he stabbed […]

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Appeal court orders new trial in status scam

Appeal court orders new trial in status scam

| 05/10/2020

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of Judith Douglas for a status scam theft of almost $2 million. In a ruling delivered on Monday by Judge Cheryll Richards on behalf of the higher court, the panel found that Douglas did not get a fair trial because of comments made by […]

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DPP appointed as Grand Court judge

DPP appointed as Grand Court judge

| 22/11/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): After 22 years of prosecuting offenders in the Cayman Islands,¬†Cheryll Richards, QC will begin judging them next month after she takes up a position on the local bench. The current director of public prosecutions, Richards has been appointed as a full-time judge of the Grand Court and will take up her new seat on […]

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Governor reviews extradition request

Governor reviews extradition request

| 20/01/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands governor has not yet certified a request by the Turkish government to extradite a German citizen who was arrested on an Interpol warrant in Cayman when he arrived here on a cruise ship last November. Celal Kildag¬†(58) appeared in court Friday on the eve of the legal deadline for his possible […]

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