Tag: murder

Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

Woman denies murder in NS stabbing

| 03/04/2020

(CNS): Olga Elizabeth Smith (36) has pleaded not guilty to murder when she appeared in court Thursday, charged with killing Marvin Xavier Conolly Armendarez, from West Bay, last month. Smith was granted bail to return to court on 7 May for a further mention about the case. Conolly, who had been stabbed multiple times, was […]

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North Side woman arrested for murder

North Side woman arrested for murder

| 15/03/2020

(CNS): A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 27-year-old man was found stabbed to death at a home in Splendid View Boulevard, North Side, early Sunday morning. Police said they were called to the scene at around 3am along with the emergency services, who took the unresponsive victim to the […]

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10 year old killing still active case

10 year old killing still active case

| 29/01/2020 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police are appealing for information in the murder of Courtney Spence (32), who was gunned down in an industrial area parking lot ten years ago. Despite a decade-long inquiry, officers on the case remain hopeful it will be solved as they continue the investigation. On Tuesday, the anniversary of his death, the RCIPS urged […]

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Police call for bar killing witnesses

Police call for bar killing witnesses

| 13/12/2019

(CNS): Officers investigating the killing of Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge (36) outside a George Town Bar are urging people who were in the area at the time to come forward and help the inquiry. Wannukawatta-Waduge, who was from Sri Lanka, died after he was assaulted at Bananas Bar in Dolphin Plaza on Eastern Avenue early […]

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Three men arrested for murder

Three men arrested for murder

| 03/12/2019

(CNS): Two men, aged 20 and 22 from George Town, and one 24-year-old man from Cayman Brac have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Dinesh Asanka Fernando Wannukawatta-Waduge, a 36-year-old Sri Lankan national who was found unresponsive outside a George Town bar on Eastern Avenue early Saturday morning. Police are appealing for witnesses […]

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Father arrested in murder case

Father arrested in murder case

| 14/11/2019

(CNS): The RCIPS has now confirmed that a 44-year-old man from West Bay has been arrested for the murder of Shaquille Demario Bush (24), who was gunned down in Daisy Lane on Wednesday night. According to local sources, the man is the victim’s father, though this has not been confirmed by the police. The suspect […]

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Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

Lifer denied appeal to reduce 34-year sentence

| 09/09/2019 | 8 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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