A woman scheduled for deportation appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, where she pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct at a police station.
Kenia Alonzo Solis, currently serving a sentence for bigamy, admitted using indecent or disorderly or insulting language or behavior at a police station on Nov. 13, 2017.
In discussion of the offense and likely sentence, Crown counsel Eleanor Fargin advised that Ms. Solis was due to be deported on May 25.
The deportation order was made by Justice Michael Wood, who passed sentence on Ms. Solis on April 20. He had handed down a term of two months’ immediate imprisonment and directed that she be deported “as soon as possible.”
She had pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy – admitting that she went through a ceremony of marriage in 2016 with Aric Matthew Brooks during the lifetime of another man whom she had married in 2005 and from whom she was not divorced.
Ms. Solis, 29, had been in Summary Court in March, where she pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr. Brooks two months earlier. Her sentence was seven weeks, reflecting the time she had spent in custody. At that time, the court was told that immigration authorities had revoked her right to remain in Cayman. Ms. Solis is a Honduran national.
This week, Ms. Fargin told Magistrate Valdis Foldats that the November offense occurred after police were called to a George Town bar shortly after 3 a.m., when Ms. Solis was behaving in a drunk and disorderly manner. At the Fairbanks Detention Centre, she was verbally aggressive and uncontrollable, Ms. Fargin said.
Ms. Solis later apologized and said she had been drinking heavily.
The magistrate pointed out that the charges were straightforward and could have been brought to court in March when Ms. Solis was sentenced for the assault. That way, she could have had the benefit of having everything sentenced together.
He said he was not going to interfere with the deportation order, so he imposed a sentence of one week concurrent with the term she is currently serving.
Ms. Fargin said the Crown would withdraw the drunk and disorderly charge and the magistrate dismissed it.