Tag: murder trial

Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

Serving killer gets 30 year tariff

| 07/02/2017 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Tareek Ricketts (25) has been given a 30-year minimum term on his mandatory life sentence in connection with the murder of Jackson Rainford in 2012 after a judge found no exceptional circumstances to change the sentence norm set out in the new Conditional Release Law. Ricketts, who will b [...]

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Armed killer arrived on push bike

Armed killer arrived on push bike

| 31/01/2017

(CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with killing Mark ‘Hubba’ Seymour in a daylight shooting at Super ‘C’s bar and restaurant on Saturday, arrived at the murder scene on a bicycle with a gun pushed in his waistband, a court heard Tuesday. Rivers, who was wearing a cast on his left [...]

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Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

Judge deliberates over first ‘lifer’ tariff

| 19/01/2017 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A local man serving a full life term following a conviction for murder in a case motivated by jealousy became the first serving ‘lifer’ to appear in Grand Court for a tariff hearing this week. Acting Justice Alex Henderson heard arguments regarding the case of Tareek Ricketts (25), who [...]

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Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

Sibling killers to serve over 30 years in jail

| 20/12/2016 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Justin D’Angelo Ramoon (25) was given a 35-year life sentence tariff Monday for the execution style killing of Jason Powery in 2015. His older brother,  Osbourne Wilfred Douglas (30), who supplied the gun and drove the getaway car, was handed a 34-year term in the first case of a gang- [...]

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‘Lifers’ expected to challenge tariffs law

‘Lifers’ expected to challenge tariffs law

| 05/12/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS): A court heard Friday that a group of men serving life sentences in HMP Northward may be mounting a legal challenge to the introduction of a minimum tariff for prisoners serving life sentences under the Conditional Release Law. The legislation, which was enacted last year to meet the requir [...]

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Judge identifies challenges with new release law

Judge identifies challenges with new release law

| 20/10/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A Grand Court judge identified challenges with the new Conditional Release Law during the second ever sentencing hearing in Cayman where a member of the judiciary has been tasked with deciding a tariff in relation to a life sentence. As Justice Charles Quin heard submissions Thursday in r [...]

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Court prepares to begin tariff hearings for lifers

| 20/10/2016 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Following the passage of the Conditional Release Law last year and the implementation of the law in February, preparations are underway for hearings to begin this month for those prisoners in HMP Northward who are serving whole life sentences to receive tariffs. The law, which focuses heav [...]

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Local gunman faces lengthy jail term

Local gunman faces lengthy jail term

| 10/10/2016 | 20 Comments

(CNS): A West Bay man who has dodged two murder charges over the last six years is likely to be facing his first lengthy prison sentence after he admitted in court Friday to more gun related offences, just a few weeks after he was convicted of trying to take a handgun into a Bodden Town bar. Jos [...]

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Witness dropped from police protection

Witness dropped from police protection

| 18/08/2016

(CNS): A crown witness whose evidence was fundamental to three convictions against a local man for murder and manslaughter has been dropped from the witness protection programme and has accused the police of supplying her with drugs in order to secure her testimony, the Court of Appeal heard Th [...]

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Brothers convicted of GT murder

Brothers convicted of GT murder

| 26/05/2016 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Osbourne Douglas (29) and Justin Ramoon (24) were found guilty Thursday of killing Jason Powery following a judge alone trial last month. Justice Charles Quin said he was satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt that it was Ramoon who had shot the West Bay man in the face using a loaded 9mm [...]

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Mother gets 28 years for child murder

Mother gets 28 years for child murder

| 06/05/2016 | 54 Comments

(CNS): In the first sentence handed down for murder following the abolition of mandatory life-sentences without parole, a Grand Court judge has handed a 28 year minimum term to Tamara Butler, who killed her 6-year-old daughter Bethany in October 2014. Despite the recommendations in the new Condi [...]

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