Tag: murder trial

Carter denies Vic’s bar killing

Carter denies Vic’s bar killing

| 03/09/2021

(CNS): Ezekiel Carter (36) from George Town pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder, five charges of attempted murder and the possession of an unlicensed gun when he appeared in Grand Court Friday via video link from HMP Northward. Carter is accused of being one of two men involved in a mass shooting at […]

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Johnson guilty of murder in Christmas Eve stabbing

Johnson guilty of murder in Christmas Eve stabbing

| 02/09/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21) was found guilty on Thursday of the murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22) in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2020 at a nightclub complex in the Strand Plaza. Johnson had denied murdering Bush, claiming he had stabbed him in self-defence during an altercation outside the entertainment complex. […]

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Father denies murder of son

Father denies murder of son

| 12/07/2021

(CNS): Roger Deward Bush (46) from West Bay will go on trial at the end of October, facing murder and firearms charges for shooting his son dead in November 2019, after pleading not guilty on Friday. Bush is accused of killing Shaquille Demario Bush, who was just 24 years old at the time, at their […]

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Johnson disputes CCTV evidence in murder trial

Johnson disputes CCTV evidence in murder trial

| 28/06/2021

(CNS): During three days in the witness box giving evidence on his own behalf and attempting to explain the video evidence, Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21) continued to claim that he killed Michael Aaron Bush (22) on the morning of Christmas Eve in self-defence and that he had sustained a neck injury during the fight. […]

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Woman gives emotional evidence in boyfriend’s trial

Woman gives emotional evidence in boyfriend’s trial

| 21/06/2021

(CNS): A 22-year-old woman from Bodden Town gave emotional but reluctant evidence on Monday at the trial of Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson, who is charged with the murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22) on Christmas Eve. The woman, who was dating Johnson at the time, wept as she explained that she was both “uncomfortable and […]

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Christmas Eve killing not self-defence, says crown

Christmas Eve killing not self-defence, says crown

| 17/06/2021

(CNS): Prosecutors presenting charges against Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (21) for the murder of Michael Aaron Bush (22) in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2020 have said that the young man intended to kill the victim and was not acting in self-defence. Candia James-Malcolm, the acting director of public prosecutions, told the court […]

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Suspect denies Christmas Eve murder

Suspect denies Christmas Eve murder

| 27/01/2021

(CNS): Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson (20) from Prospect has denied murdering Michael Aaron Bush (22) from West Bay during a fight outside a nightclub complex in The Strand plaza in the early hours of Christmas Eve. Johnson appeared at a Grand Court hearing last Friday via Zoom from HMP Northward, where he has been remanded […]

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Man walks free from Christmas Day murder charge

Man walks free from Christmas Day murder charge

| 02/06/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): William Isaac Ebanks-Romero (21), who was charged with shooting Darrington Ebanks (29) dead on Christmas Day, walked away from court Friday on the eve of his trial after the crown dropped all charges against him. Ebanks-Romero, from West Bay, had been in custody since his arrest two days after the murder, which happened in […]

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Charges in murder case challenged by lawyer

Charges in murder case challenged by lawyer

| 28/02/2019

(CNS): Charges against a young West Bay man for murder have been called into question by his defence attorney, who applied for a dismissal hearing after telling the court that the crown had presented “no evidence” to indicate his client was the killer. “I don’t know why we are here,” Crister Brady said when he […]

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Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

Brothers’ conviction for ‘clinical’ killing sticks

| 10/12/2018 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Brothers Osbourne Douglas (32) and Justin Ramoon (28), who were convicted of killing Jason Powery in a gang-related shooting outside a George Town bar in 2015, have failed in their appeal after the higher court delivered its ruling Friday. The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal found that the crown had presented a “strong case” […]

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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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