Custody extended for shooting suspects

Two men arrested Friday on suspicion of murdering Jason Powery in George Town remained in custody Monday after a magistrate on Sunday extended their bail for an additional 72 hours.

The suspects, ages 23 and 28, were arrested around 6 p.m. Friday. Chief Magistrate Nova Hall granted a request to extend their custody during a special sitting of the court on Sunday.

As of Monday afternoon, no charges had been filed against either man.

Mr. Powery was shot in front of a house on Martin Drive at about 11 p.m. on July 1. He then made his way to the Globe Bar, about a block away, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

He was still alive when officers arrived at the scene but was later pronounced dead at the Cayman Islands Hospital.