Kenia Alonzo Solis, 29, pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy when she appeared in Grand Court on Friday.
By her plea, she admitted that she went through a ceremony of marriage with Aric Matthew Brooks on March 12, 2016, in the Cayman Islands, and the ceremony was void because it took place while she was already married to another man.
Justice Michael Wood continued her bail until Friday, April 20, when he expected to pass sentence. Conditions of her bail include a surety in the sum of $1,500.
Ms. Solis first appeared in Summary Court for this charge on Tuesday, March 27, when it was transmitted to the higher court. She was represented by attorney Neil Kumar.
On the same day, Mr. Brooks’s name was on the court list of mentions. Attorney Jonathon Hughes told Magistrate Valdis Foldats it was with regret that he had to advise the court that Mr. Brooks had passed away over the previous weekend. He said death was not by natural causes and he knew the Crown would need some time to submit official confirmation to the court. His matter was set for mention again on June 26.
Mr. Brooks, 28, was pronounced dead on March 24 after being transported to Cayman Islands Hospital for emergency treatment.
Ms. Solis appeared in court previously as Kenia Alonzo Solis Brooks. On March 8, she pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr. Brooks on Jan. 8 this year and causing him actual bodily harm by smashing a wine glass into his face, breaking the glass and cutting him across the eye.
Magistrate Grace Donalds sentenced her to seven weeks’ imprisonment, with credit for time served, after hearing that the Immigration Department had revoked the defendant’s right to remain on island.
The offense took place at a social gathering in Bodden Town. She was arrested that night and had remained in custody. Although she initially claimed self-defense, she acknowledged that her response was excessive. She told interviewing officers that it was not the first time she and her husband had argued or fought.