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Tag: murder trial

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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‘God’ told mother to kill her child

‘God’ told mother to kill her child

| 14/03/2016
(CNS): Local psychiatrist Dr Marc Lockhart, giving evidence in the murder trial of Tamara Butler, said that the defendant believed the voices in her head telling her to kill her six-year-old daughter because she was a demon came from God. Giving the court an account of his assessment of Butler la [...]

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Mother inflicted dozens of wounds on child

Mother inflicted dozens of wounds on child

| 08/03/2016
(CNS): Tamara Butler inflicted dozens and dozens of stab wounds on her six-year-old daughter, Bethany Butler, when she killed her in October 2014, the crown said Monday as the trial of the 39-year-old woman opened. Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards QC revealed details of events leadin [...]

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Brothers to stand trial for murder in April

Brothers to stand trial for murder in April

| 29/02/2016
(CNS): Two George Town brothers charged with killing Jason Powery (20) in July last year will now face trial on 18 April after the case was adjourned over legal complications last month. Osbourne Douglas (28) and Justin Ramoon (24) are accused of the fatal shooting of the young West Bay man outsid [...]

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