Two more charged in hostage-taking

The third and fourth suspects
arrested in connection with a March hostage-taking incident on Grand Cayman have been charged and appeared before the
court Tuesday morning.

The men were identified as Sywell Allan Kelly, 40, of Honduras and Richard Robert Hurlston, 32, of the
Cayman Islands.

Kelly has been charged with abduction, keeping in
confinement an abducted person, blackmail, threatening violence, and assault.
Hurlston was charged with abduction, keeping in confinement an abducted person
and blackmail.

The initial two suspects arrested
in relation to the alleged hostage taking on 18 March have been charged with
abduction, keeping in confinement an abducted person, blackmail and assault. 

The two men were previously
arrested at the airport as they tried to leave Cayman.

They have been identified as Wespie
Mullings-Ramon, 36, and Charles Feliz Saunders-Webster, 28.

Royal Cayman Islands Police
announced last month that they had broken up an attempted abduction for ransom
case involving a young man from a wealthy family. 

The young man was abducted on
Thursday, 18 March, according to police. He managed to escape his captors late
Friday afternoon, 19 March, just hours before RCIPS officers were set to move
in and arrest the men.

The kidnap victim suffered some
injuries to his arms, legs and face and was taken to George Town hospital for treatment.

The abductors
allegedly threatened to kill the young man if his family did not pay a ransom of some $500,000.

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