Tag: murder

Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

| 09/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal denied the application of Leonard Antonio Ebanks (48) to have his 34-year sentence cut for the gang-related murder of Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Ebanks is also serving a concurrent 20-year sentence as accessory to the murder of Swiss banker Frederic Bise in 2008. Ebanks is one of four […]

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Double murderer fails to get sentence cut

Double murderer fails to get sentence cut

| 05/09/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal refused the application of Raziel Jeffers (35) to appeal his 38-year sentence imposed after being convicted of two gang-related murders. In a written judgment released Monday, the court upheld the original tariff set for murdering Marcus Ebanks in July 2009 and Damion Ming in March 2010. In the […]

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34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

34-year tariff for gang murder upheld

| 04/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Brian Borden (34), who was convicted in August 2014 of the gang-related murder in West Bay of Robert Mackford Bush three years before, had his appeal denied to reduce his 34-year tariff, after which he would be eligible to apply for parole. In upholding the original sentence, the Court of Appeal rejected his attorney’s […]

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Estella’s killer denied appeal

Estella’s killer denied appeal

| 02/09/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): Larry Ricketts (36), one of two men convicted of the brutal 2008 murder of Estella Scott-Roberts, was refused leave to appeal his 40-year prison sentence in a judgment handed down today (Monday, 2 September) by the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. In a written judgment, the court rejected his attorney’s arguments of an excessive […]

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Appeal court to hear first challenges to life tariffs

Appeal court to hear first challenges to life tariffs

| 20/08/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal summer session opens this week, the first criminal cases that the higher court will hear relate to the tariffs handed down to a number of prisoners serving life sentences for murder and rape.

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Appeal made in ‘cold case’ murder

Appeal made in ‘cold case’ murder

| 31/07/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Eight years after dental nurse Kerran Baker (25), aka “Kerry Berry”, disappeared from her Bodden Town home after what police believe was a struggle, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is making a fresh appeal for information in the ‘cold’ case. The police have also confirmed that they are now treating what was originally […]

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RCIPS turns to Jamaica in cold case killing

RCIPS turns to Jamaica in cold case killing

| 04/07/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS has teamed up with the Jamaican equivalent of Cayman Crime Stoppers in their investigation into the murder of Courtney Spence (32), who was killed in early 2010 in a parking lot in the industrial area of George Town. Spence, originally from Jamaica, was shot dead at around 11:00pm on 28 January after […]

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Rivers handed 35-year tariff for Super ‘C’ murder

Rivers handed 35-year tariff for Super ‘C’ murder

| 30/03/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): William Ian Rivers (40) will serve at least 35 years in jail for the murder in January 2017 of Mark Travis “Hubba” Seymour, whom he gunned down in broad daylight at Super ‘C’s, a well known West Bay restaurant. In a brief summary of his sentencing decision delivered via video link on Friday, Justice […]

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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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West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

West Bay man charged with Christmas killing

| 31/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): William Ebanks, a 21-year-old man from West Bay who was arrested on Christmas Day following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) earlier that morning, has now been charged with his murder. Police said the charged man was due to appear before a magistrate in Summary Court on Monday, where he is likely to […]

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Suspect arrested in Christmas Day murder

Suspect arrested in Christmas Day murder

| 27/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 21-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal shooting of Darrington Ebanks (29) in the early hours of Christmas Day. Police said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, was arrested on Wednesday at around 2pm and remains in custody as the murder investigation continues. Ebanks […]

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