Not guilty verdict in attempted murder

Two men injured in nightclub parking lot shooting

Leighton Griffin Rankine Jr was found not guilty of attempted murder Tuesday following a shooting incident outside Club Seven last 22 February 2012.

Justice Marva McDonald-Bishop announced her verdict Tuesday morning. She did find Rankine guilty of possession of an unlicensed firearm and said the evidence did show he fired the one shot that injured two men.

She said there was no evidence to show Rankine conveyed an intention to kill. She considered the alternate charge of wounding with intent and found him guilty.
Sentencing was adjourned until Thursday at 2pm.

Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards and Defence Attorney Clyde Allen said they would bring precedents and guideline cases at that time.

Cayman Islands Courthouse

Cayman Islands Courthouse
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t they have Manslaughter charges? If not, it’s about time they did. Manslaughter is a legal term for the killing of a human being, in a manner considered by law as less culpable than murder.

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  2. Mermaid…you have to remember this is a BOT and as such follow British law…there are no degrees of murder and there is no such thing as attempted Manslaughter…there is only murder and manslaughter…and in this case, no one died..

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