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Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

| 09/09/2019 | 8 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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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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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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Brothers challenge judge in murder appeal

Brothers challenge judge in murder appeal

| 07/11/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Osbourne Douglas (32) and Justin Ramoon (27), who are in prison in the UK serving life sentences of 34 and 35 years for the murder of Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting in George Town in 2015, argued that their convictions were not safe during an appeal hearing via phone and video link on Wednesday. With […]

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Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

| 13/02/2018 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Leonard Antonio Ebanks (47) was handed a life tariff of 34 years Tuesday, when Justice Charles Quin delivered his decision on how long he should serve for gunning down 20-year-old Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Burrell was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range in a yard on Birch Tree Hill, West […]

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Judges take different views on gangster killers

Judges take different views on gangster killers

| 09/02/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Devon Anglin (32) and Brian Borden (30) both learned Friday the minimum time they will serve on their life sentences for murder. The two West Bay men were both members of the Birch Tree Hill gang but were involved in execution-style killings of rival gang members in two separate incidents. Anglin was given a […]

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Gunman awaits decision on life tariff in WB killing

Gunman awaits decision on life tariff in WB killing

| 08/02/2018 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Leonard Antonio Ebanks is awaiting a decision from a Grand Court judge on the minimum term he will serve in jail for the murder of Tyrone Burrell in 2010 in what the crown said was a gang-related killing. Ebanks was given a mandatory life sentence in 2011 but made a reluctant appearance in Grand […]

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Woman denies involvement in violence

Woman denies involvement in violence

| 07/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay woman who is charged in a gang-related case has denied being involved in any violence on the night that Daniel Bennett and Carlney Campbell were assault and shot outside Fete nightclub in February this year. Taking the witness stand in her own behalf, Tashika Mothen (29), who is charged with attempted […]

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Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

Prison targets specialist areas to help inmates

| 28/08/2017 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Senior prison staff from HMP Northward will be heading off to the UK soon to take part in specialist training relating to gang violence. The prison service clinical team, forensic psychologist Nina Welsh and correctional counsellor Rachel Whitlock will be undertaking a course on managing gang dynamics in the prison and the delivery of specific […]

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‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

‘Insatiable appetite’ for guns in local gangs

| 26/06/2017 | 42 Comments

(CNS): There is now an “insatiable appetite” for guns among those immersed in local gang culture, Deputy Police Commissioner Kurt Walton said after officers recovered two more handguns that were being smuggled onto the island at the weekend. Less than 48 hours after a judge locked up four different men for long periods of time […]

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‘Lifer’ sent to UK under 19th century law

‘Lifer’ sent to UK under 19th century law

| 23/06/2017 | 72 Comments

(CNS): A man serving a 34-year life term for the murder of Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar in 2015 has been transfered from HMP Northward to an undisclosed prison in the UK. Osbourne Douglas (30), who was convicted in May last year alongside his younger brother Justin Ramoon (25), […]

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