Crown accepts plea in Brac road death

Sentencing set for April 5

Defense attorney Nicholas Dixey advised Justice Robin McMillan in Grand Court on Friday that the Crown had accepted the plea offered by his client, Jefferson Jeupe Laureano, to a charge of causing death by careless driving.

Laureano, 22, had been charged with driving dangerously on Dennis Foster Road in Stake Bay, Cayman Brac, and causing the death of Raoul Muhammed Scott on Jan. 9, 2015.

He entered his plea to the lesser charge on Jan. 29 this year.

No details were discussed at this stage, but Mr. Dixey asked for a pre-sentence social inquiry report for Laureano, who is a resident of West End.

Justice McMillan set the sentencing hearing for 2:15 p.m. April 5.

Information released by police after the incident indicated that the two men were traveling in separate vehicles in the same direction when a collision occurred.

A senior officer said it was suspected that the two vehicles had been racing each other.