Martinez McLaughlin found guilty of murder

Defendant William Martinez McLaughlin was found guilty of murder Thursday afternoon following a trial in the Cayman Islands Grand Court. 

Martinez McLaughlin was accused of killing 20-year-old Brian Rankine in May 2008. 

The presiding judge said the defendant would receive an automatic sentence of life in prison, according to the law of the Cayman Islands. 

Please see the full story in Monday’s editions of the Caymanian Compass…