Tag: life sentence

Challenges ahead for lifers’ tariffs

Challenges ahead for lifers’ tariffs

| 19/02/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has now completed the allocation of tariffs for all the relevant prisoners serving mandatory life sentences for murder, defining the minimum time they must serve before they are eligible for release on licence. However, the appeal court is likely to be he [...]

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Chief justice gives Estella’s killers longest life tariff

Chief justice gives Estella’s killers longest life tariff

| 15/02/2018 | 87 Comments
(CNS): Kirkland Henry (37) and Larry Ricketts (33) will serve minimum life sentences of 40 years for the murder of Estella Scott-Roberts after Chief Justice Anthony Smellie handed down his ruling Thursday, following the recent conditional release hearings for the two killers. These are the longest t [...]

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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 Hil [...]

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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. An [...]

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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 Gr [...]

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Prison farm killer to serve at least 34 years

Prison farm killer to serve at least 34 years

| 07/02/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Randy Martin (43) will serve at least 34 years in jail for the murder of Sabrina Schirn (21) in 2009 at the prison farm in East End before he can be considered for release on licence, a court ruled Wednesday. Justice Charles Quin found a number of aggravating factors in what he described as [ [...]

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Gang killings not unusual in Cayman, argues lawyer

Gang killings not unusual in Cayman, argues lawyer

| 06/02/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): A defence attorney representing a West Bay man convicted of a gang-related killing in 2011 told the court that, as depressing as it was, there was nothing unusual about a gang-related murder with guns in Cayman. Guy Dilliway-Parry argued that a judge should not increase the 30-year life term [...]

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Serial rapist receives 35-year life term

Serial rapist receives 35-year life term

| 02/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Jeffery Barnes (38) was given a 35-year prison term Friday, in connection with the terrifying sexual attack on a woman in her George Town home in 2011. This was Barnes third rape conviction, in addition to sexual assaults and a long history of violent crime. Following his conviction in 2013 h [...]

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QC: Gunman provoked in nightclub killing

QC: Gunman provoked in nightclub killing

| 02/02/2018 | 55 Comments
(CNS): Devon Anglin was “provoked and humiliated” by Carlos Webster and his friends just before he gunned down his gang rival in a West Bay Road nightclub in September 2009, John Ryder QC argued on his behalf at a Grand Court hearing to decide how long Anglin’s life tariff should b [...]

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Mental health issues delay hearing for killers

Mental health issues delay hearing for killers

| 31/01/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The sentencing hearing for the two men convicted of killing local activist Estella Scott-Roberts was adjourned Wednesday after the chief justice heard that one of the two men is suffering from what appears to be serious mental health problems. Kirkland Henry and Larry Ricketts were convicted [...]

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DPP argues for extra time for prison farm killer

DPP argues for extra time for prison farm killer

| 24/01/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The director of public prosecutions has argued that the court can impose a longer prison sentence on Randy Martin than the 30-year term defined in the Conditional Release Law. Martin appeared in court Wednesday for a hearing to determine the time he will spend behind bars for murdering Sabrin [...]

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