Tag: murder

Suspected killer’s mental capacity in question

Suspected killer’s mental capacity in question

| 26/03/2018
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (39), who was charged with murder last year, may not be fit to stand trial. Rivers is accused of shooting and killing a man at a West Bay restaurant, after which he barricaded himself in his family’s home and engaged in a stand-off with police. He has denied murderin [...]

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Wanted man charged over home invasion

Wanted man charged over home invasion

| 09/03/2018
(CNS): Elmer Wright (24) appeared in court Friday morning after handing himself into police. The George Town man has been charged in connection with an armed home invasion on Patrick’s Island last summer. But CNS has learned that police are also questioning Wright over the murder of his uncle, [...]

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Police identify murder victim as investigation continues

Police identify murder victim as investigation continues

| 08/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The police have now identified the victim of a fatal shooting Tuesday night. Dougmore Leroy Wright (44) from George Town was found dead in the street on Prospect Drive around 10pm after he was shot in what was believed to be a drive-by shooting. Police have not yet confirmed any of the detai [...]

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Police on hunt for suspected killer

Police on hunt for suspected killer

| 07/03/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): The police have put out an urgent appeal for information on the whereabouts of Elmer Watler Wright (24), who has been described as armed and dangerous. Police have not indicated why they are seeking Wright, who is from George Town, but CNS has learned from other sources, he is the prime suspe [...]

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Man shot dead in Prospect

Man shot dead in Prospect

| 07/03/2018 | 110 Comments
(CNS): Police are investigating the second murder in the Cayman Islands this year after a man who had been shot was found lying in the road on Prospect Drive last night. The 44-year-old victim from George Town was pronounced dead at the hospital after emergency services were called to the location a [...]

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Challenges ahead for lifers’ tariffs

Challenges ahead for lifers’ tariffs

| 19/02/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has now completed the allocation of tariffs for all the relevant prisoners serving mandatory life sentences for murder, defining the minimum time they must serve before they are eligible for release on licence. However, the appeal court is likely to be he [...]

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Chief justice gives Estella’s killers longest life tariff

Chief justice gives Estella’s killers longest life tariff

| 15/02/2018 | 87 Comments
(CNS): Kirkland Henry (37) and Larry Ricketts (33) will serve minimum life sentences of 40 years for the murder of Estella Scott-Roberts after Chief Justice Anthony Smellie handed down his ruling Thursday, following the recent conditional release hearings for the two killers. These are the longest t [...]

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Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

Killer to serve 34 years for ‘gangland execution’

| 13/02/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Leonard Antonio Ebanks (47) was handed a life tariff of 34 years Tuesday, when Justice Charles Quin delivered his decision on how long he should serve for gunning down 20-year-old Tyrone Burrell in 2010. Burrell was shot in the back of the head at point-blank range in a yard on Birch Tree Hil [...]

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Judges take different views on gangster killers

Judges take different views on gangster killers

| 09/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Devon Anglin (32) and Brian Borden (30) both learned Friday the minimum time they will serve on their life sentences for murder. The two West Bay men were both members of the Birch Tree Hill gang but were involved in execution-style killings of rival gang members in two separate incidents. An [...]

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Gunman awaits decision on life tariff in WB killing

Gunman awaits decision on life tariff in WB killing

| 08/02/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Leonard Antonio Ebanks is awaiting a decision from a Grand Court judge on the minimum term he will serve in jail for the murder of Tyrone Burrell in 2010 in what the crown said was a gang-related killing. Ebanks was given a mandatory life sentence in 2011 but made a reluctant appearance in Gr [...]

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Prison farm killer to serve at least 34 years

Prison farm killer to serve at least 34 years

| 07/02/2018 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Randy Martin (43) will serve at least 34 years in jail for the murder of Sabrina Schirn (21) in 2009 at the prison farm in East End before he can be considered for release on licence, a court ruled Wednesday. Justice Charles Quin found a number of aggravating factors in what he described as [ [...]

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