Carol Winker

Journalist

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ARTICLES BY CAROL WINKER

Crown, defense argue murder versus manslaughter in trial over fatal shooting

The jury of six men and six women, sworn in for the trial of William Ian Rivers on a charge of murder, heard closing speeches on Friday from Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryll Richards and defense attorney Crister Brady.

Young woman bailed on wounding charge

A teenaged female appeared in Summary Court on Friday charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, wounding and possession of an offensive weapon.

Trial confirmed for road racing charges

Trial on Oct. 31 has been confirmed for three men charged with motor racing on roads.

Suspended sentence activated by ganja, driving offenses

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal last week declined to interfere with a prison sentence of 18 months handed down to Kurt W. Hamann in 2016.

Not guilty verdict given in case of conch importation without permit

A man accused of importing 850 pounds of conch without a valid permit was found not guilty on Wednesday after the Crown offered no evidence.

Customs employees in court

Two civilian employees of the Customs Department appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday charged with theft.

Jury in murder trial hears medical evidence

The trial of William Ian Rivers on a charge of murder continued this week with evidence from two psychiatrists.

Employer charged with attempted rape

An employer charged with attempted rape and indecent assault was granted bail on Monday, with the condition that he have no contact with any employees.

Four men remanded for ganja at sea

Four Jamaican nationals were remanded in custody on Monday after appearing in Summary Court charged in connection with approximately 513 pounds of ganja recovered by police some 27 miles east of Grand Cayman last week.

Bail granted in cocaine case

Ezekiel Carter, 33, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, when he was granted bail on a charge of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

Brac rape charge sent to Grand Court

A resident of Cayman Brac was transported to Grand Cayman last week to appear in court on a charge of rape.

Murder defendant wanted time with family before surrendering

William Ian Rivers, on trial for the murder of Mark “Hubba” Seymour, sought shelter after the killing inside his partner’s house with her and their children because he wanted to spend time with his family before surrendering to police, a court heard Friday.

Deception charges go to Grand Court

Charges against a woman accused of obtaining more than $37,000 from the Department of Child and Family Service by deception were sent to the Grand Court after a preliminary inquiry last week.

Anglin loses 2nd murder appeal

Devon Anglin appeared before the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal on Thursday, when his second effort to appeal against conviction for murder was rejected.

Visitor causes Brac-wide power outage

An American visitor who hit a utility pole with his car and caused an islandwide power outage on Cayman Brac over the weekend appeared in Summary Court Wednesday, when he pleaded guilty to six charges arising from the incident.

Jury finds driver’s death was by misadventure

A Coroner’s Court jury returned a verdict of misadventure Tuesday after hearing evidence surrounding the death of Rowena Loveta Scott, 25, which occurred on the afternoon of March 11, 2015.

Courthouse runs out of rooms for day’s work

Seven courtrooms and the George Town Town Hall were not enough to accommodate all of the case work scheduled for Monday.

Inquest begins for woman killed in single-car accident

Four men and three women began hearing evidence on Monday about the death of Rowena Loveta Scott, 25, which occurred on March 11, 2015, when the Kia SUV she was driving hit a stone wall on Shamrock Road in Spotts.

Rapist jailed for 20.5 years

Okeno Nicholas Solomon, 25, was sentenced on Thursday to 20 and a half years in prison for three sets of offenses that began with burglary, escalated to burglary and indecent assault, and ended with aggravated burglary, theft and rape.

Appeal court urges rules for processing CCTV evidence

A man convicted of burglary on the basis of CCTV evidence won his appeal on Wednesday after the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal found fault with the way a police witness viewed the footage and identified a suspect.
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