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Tag: murder trial

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 Thursd [...]

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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 hand [...]

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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 Condition [...]

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Judge ponders murder tariff for Butler

Judge ponders murder tariff for Butler

| 03/05/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): A Grand Court judge will deliver the first ever tariff for a murder case in the Cayman Islands on Friday when he decides the fate of Tamara Butler, who was convicted in March of killing her six-year-old daughter, Bethany, in October 2014. Justice Alastair Malcolm heard submissions Tuesday fro [...]

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Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

Brothers charged with murder decline to offer evidence

| 29/04/2016
(CNS): The two George Town brothers charged with the murder of Jason Powery, who was gunned down outside a bar last summer, will not take the stand in their own defence. As the crown closed its case Thursday afternoon, attorneys representing Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon told the court the defe [...]

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Witness claims threats made him carry gun

Witness claims threats made him carry gun

| 23/04/2016
(CNS): The second of the crown’s eyewitnesses told the court Thursday that he was arrested with a loaded firearm in January because he needed a gun to protect himself because he was giving evidence about Jason Powery’s murder and threats had been made against him, his family and his friends. But [...]

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Police out in force as murder suspects visit crime scene

Police out in force as murder suspects visit crime scene

| 21/04/2016
(CNS): Brothers Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon, both from George Town, were under tight security Wednesday morning as they took part in a court visit to the scene of Jason Powery’s murder outside the Globe Bar last summer. Police were out in force in and around Martin Lane and Sheddon Avenue [...]

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Witness quizzed over gang connections

Witness quizzed over gang connections

| 21/04/2016
(CNS): The crown’s key witness in its case against Justin Ramoon and Osbourne Douglas for the murder of Jason Powery last summer denied being a gang member or having a gun when he was questioned by Sean Larkin QC, Ramoon’s defence attorney, Tuesday. Jerome Hurlston, who testified that he saw Ram [...]

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Witness says killer shot his friend in face

Witness says killer shot his friend in face

| 19/04/2016
(CNS): One of two eye-witnesses that reportedly saw the murder of Jason Powery behind a George Town bar last summer told the court Tuesday that he saw Justin Ramoon shoot his friend in the face. Jerome Hurlstone (24) said he saw both Ramoon and his brother, Osbourne Douglas, outside the Globe Bar, i [...]

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Tamara Butler trial: mental illness

Tamara Butler trial: mental illness

| 01/04/2016 | 35 Comments
Dawn writes: I think this trial and verdict draws attention to the stigma that continues to be associated with mental illness and the comments made here continue to prove why persons with mental illness don’t seek help. I’ve known Tamara for over 20 years and I have always known her to b [...]

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Mother found guilty of child’s murder

Mother found guilty of child’s murder

| 22/03/2016 | 41 Comments
(CNS): A Grand Court judge has rejected the idea that Tamara Butler was hearing voices when she stabbed and killed her six-year-old daughter last year and found her guilty of murder. Despite evidence from two psychiatrists that Butler was psychotic and suffering from schizophrenia, Justice Alastair [...]

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