Tag: violent crime

Teen will spend Christmas in jail

Teen will spend Christmas in jail

| 19/12/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Jose Swaby Ebanks (18) was sent to prison just a week before Christmas to serve his first ever custodial sentence after a judge found that his violent attack on a 16-year-old boy was extremely serious and required immediate jail time. Justice Linda Dobbs handed Ebanks a twelve-month sentence but reduced it to nine months […]

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Violent burglar jailed for 10 years

Violent burglar jailed for 10 years

| 19/12/2019 | 56 Comments

(CNS): Ryan Elijah Ebanks has been given another lengthy jail term for a serious and violent crime after the serial offender was convicted of a home invasion in West Bay earlier this year. He was jailed for ten years Wednesday for an aggravated burglary in Mona Lisa Way, where he broke into the home of […]

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Man stabbed in bar brawl

Man stabbed in bar brawl

| 11/12/2019

(CNS): A man is in hospital suffering from serious but non-life-threatening injuries following yet another stabbing outside a bar during a brawl. Police have arrested two West Bay men, aged 41 and 42, who are currently in custody. The fight was said to have happened at about 9pm Tuesday evening in the parking lot of […]

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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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4th man unveiled, charged for home invasion

4th man unveiled, charged for home invasion

| 01/12/2019

(CNS): Police have charged a 42-year-old George Town man in connection with a violent home invasion in Patrick’s Island, Prospect, two and a half years ago. The man had been named in the trial of Elmer Wright for the same offences and the restriction on revealing his identity has been removed. Shane Conner was remanded […]

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Home-invasion suspect to wait 4 months for verdict

Home-invasion suspect to wait 4 months for verdict

| 28/11/2019

(CNS): Elmer Wright (25), who has been charged with a catalogue of crimes relating to a violent home invasion in Prospect in 2017, has to wait four months for a verdict after the crown and defence lawyers wrapped up the case Wednesday. Wright was the only one of four men accused of the crime who […]

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Woman arrested after man injured in bar fight

Woman arrested after man injured in bar fight

| 18/11/2019

(CNS): A 37-year-old woman from George Town was arrested Saturday morning following a fight outside a bar in the capital in which a man suffered a severe laceration to his arm. Police said that just after 1:20am on 16 November, the 911 call centre dispatched police and other emergency services to Singh’s Roti Shop and […]

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Teenagers arrested over one of two GT stabbings

Teenagers arrested over one of two GT stabbings

| 28/10/2019

(CNS): Two 19-year-old men were arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning after one of two stabbings outside George Town bars within one hour of each other. Police were first called to the Sky Lounge bar on Mary Street at around 3:30am in response to a report that a man had been stabbed multiple […]

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Kitchen tool assault lands mother in jail

Kitchen tool assault lands mother in jail

| 09/10/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Lelieth Monique Welcome (36), a small restaurant owner from George Town and a mother of eight children, was given a 19-month prison sentence on Wednesday in connection with an assault on another woman at her restaurant with a kitchen implement, causing her a severe head injury. Welcome attacked the younger woman after her husband […]

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Mother of 8 facing jail for violent attack

Mother of 8 facing jail for violent attack

| 30/09/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A mother of eight children who attacked a woman with what was believed to be a kitchen cleaver after she saw her husband on the victim’s lap in the restaurant that the coupled owned is now facing a lengthy period in jail. The court heard Friday that Leleith Monique Welcome-Campbell (36) had committed the […]

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Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

Rapist’s 18-year sentence upheld

| 03/09/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Okeno Nicholas Solomon (26), who is currently serving a 20½-year sentence for rape, aggravated burglary, theft and sexual assault, had his appeal denied for reduction of his prison term. In a hearing held Monday, 2 September, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal rejected arguments to cut the sentence that covered two separate instances as […]

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