Third suspect in killing released on bail

A third
man taken into custody in connection with a homicide case from last month has
now been released by investigating officers.  

The Royal
Cayman Islands Police Service arrested the 26-year-old man last week in
connection with another man’s shooting death last month in Prospect. 

The
suspect was not immediately charged. He was released on police bail conditions.
 

The
26-year-old is the third person to be arrested in connection with the Oct. 3
shooting of Earl Hart, 22, in his Marina Drive apartment. Two men arrested
earlier in connection with the killing were also released. One of the suspects,
a 31-year-old man, was released without bail conditions. A 21-year-old was also
released, but on police bail  

According
to police, around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, multiple shots were fired into an
apartment on Marina Drive where Mr. Hart stayed. Mr. Hart was taken to Cayman
Islands Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead early Friday morning,
Oct. 4. 

According to court records, Earl Hart had
testified in the murder trial of Chakane “C.J.” Scott after Scott was accused
in the shooting death of Asher McGaw in East End in September 2011. Scott was
convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012.  

RCIPS officers investigating Mr. Hart’s killing
did not state any potential motive, but indicated his court testimony had
nothing to do with it. 

 

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