Tag: murder trial

‘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 requireme [...]

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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 rela [...]

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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 heavily [...]

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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 […] [...]

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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 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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