Marlon Dillon, the bank robber turned police informant, has launched a new legal battle to prevent him from being sent home to Jamaica.
Dillon is facing the prospect of being deported after serving a three-year sentence for his part in the robbery of Cayman National Bank, when half a million dollars was stolen.
In previous court testimony, it emerged that Dillon fears for his life in both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands because of his evidence and had earlier sought to be transferred to the U.K., to be with his wife and child.
Dillon pleaded guilty to his role in the Cayman National Bank raid and testified against his accomplices, who were all convicted of the crime. He also confessed to being the getaway driver in another robbery at the WestStar Television Centre and testified in that case.
He also gave evidence against Brian Borden, who was convicted of the murder of Robert Mackford Bush.
The Jamaican national, married to a Caymanian, is now challenging the removal of his permanent residency and employment rights in the Cayman Islands, which were revoked as a result of his own convictions.
In previous court testimony, it was revealed that Dillon, who for a long time was kept in solitary confinement for his own safety in the George Town police cells, had sought assistance from authorities in Cayman to be transferred to the U.K.
Giving evidence during the retrial of the CNB robbers in February, Dillon testified that he had been served with a deportation notice by the Immigration Department.
“They are in the process of revoking my permanent residence and I will be deported after that,” he told the court.
Now he is seeking to contest that decision, which was later upheld by the Immigration Appeals Tribunal.
Walkers law firm filed an originating motion in the Grand Court last week challenging the tribunal’s Jan. 12 decision to dismiss his appeal. The motion claims the decision was wrong in law and requests that it be set aside and Mr. Dillon’s appeal against the revocation of his residency status be allowed.
Dillon and his accomplices in the robbery trial are Jamaican nationals.