BREAKING: Brothers found guilty of murder

: Justin Ramoon, front, striped shirt, and Osbourne Douglas, back, during a court visit to the scene of Jason Powery's murder outside the Globe Bar in April. Both men were found guilty of murder.

Brothers Osbourne Wilfred Douglas, 29, and Justin D’Angelo Ramoon, 24, were found guilty of murdering Jason Charles Powery in George Town on the night of July 1, 2015.

Sentencing was adjourned until July 14.

Justice Charles Quin delivered the verdicts just after 1.10 p.m. Thursday  after reviewing the evidence and explaining his analysis of it.

The judge said he was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Ramoon shot Mr. Powery, 20, at close range intending to kill him, while Douglas handed him the firearm beforehand and then drove a car from the scene and waited for Ramoon to join him and leave the area.

The shooting occurred in the vicinity of the Globe Bar on Martin Drive off Shedden Road shortly after 10.40 p.m.

The defendants had chosen trial by judge alone. Proceedings took place last month and included a visit to the site of the fatal shooting.

The Crown’s case was that Douglas had aided and abetted Ramoon by providing him with the firearm Ramoon used to shoot Mr. Powery.

The judge said he found that eye witnesses Jerome Hurlston and Justin Ebanks were reliable, accurate and truthful. Although their evidence contained inconsistencies, these were not significant, he said.

Mr. Hurlston had said he saw Ramoon shoot Mr. Powery. Mr. Ebanks said he saw Douglas hand the gun to Ramoon.

A new law sets the minimum sentence for murder at 30 years. Defense attorneys asked that sentence be adjourned until lead counsel could make submissions.

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