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Law: Suspect in child stabbing can be held up to 6 months

A woman suspected of stabbing her 6-year-old daughter to death can be held in hospital for up to six months.

Man injured in machete attack

A Bodden Town man with a long history in Cayman's criminal justice system winds up in hospital after a machete attack.

Suspect in child’s death is mental health patient

The suspect in the stabbing of 6-year-old Bethany Butler has been admitted to hospital as a patient under the mental health law, police said.

Church service held for slain child and family

Members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Bodden Town gatheredto try and make sense of the tragic killing of a 6-year-old girl, just as police were trying to piece together what led to Bethany Butler’s death.

6-year-old slain, mother in custody

Royal Cayman Islands Police investigate the shocking death of a young girl.

Prisoner release bill approved

Cayman's convicted killers will no longer be serving life in prison in most cases.

Wanderers look like champs again

The Heineken Sunday League made a welcome return over the weekend with CML Claymores, Harry’s FC, Atletico Luca and OtisAir Wanderers all winning.

Police seek help in unsolved 2013 killings

The killings from last year have so far foiled police investigators on Grand Cayman.

Dive community tackles coral reef damage

Divers begin a long-term repair job on a coral reef wrecked by a cruise ship anchor.

Online poll: Bad grades for PPM so far

The majority of respondents – 52.5 percent – to a caymancompass.com online poll would give the People’s Progressive Movement a poor or terrible grade for the first 15 months of its administration.

Accessory after murder charge in Webster case

Graham David Lauer, 60, has been charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder in connection with the Sept. 7 death of Solomon David Webster in West Bay.

Childhood cancers awareness month

Victoria Gray, project coordinator of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, sheds light on childhood cancers in observation of Childhood Cancers Awareness Month.

‘Ivan the Equalizer’: The event that united us all

Ten years ago, Hurricane Ivan pummeled the Cayman Islands, killing two people, causing massive damage and indelibly etching itself into the memories of those who lived through it.

Murder suspect arrested in West Bay

Police make a quick arrest in connection with Sunday's killing of Solomon Webster.

Police: Killing not gang related

A deadly shooting in West Bay Sunday night was not believed to be gang-related, local police said.

Special Olympics athlete shot dead

A 24-year-old man shot dead in West Bay on Sunday night was a gold medal winner in the Special Olympics regional games.

Stray dogs will be trapped

Traps will be set to help rid West Bay of packs of wild dogs.

The numbers game: Cayman’s deadly addiction

Cayman’s “number’s game” continues to thrive despite the dangers inheritent for those behind the game and those who play.

Jeffers found guilty of manslaughter

Raziel Jeffers is found guilty of manslaughter for his role in the killing of “numbers man” Marcos Duran.

Key witness ‘troubled but truthful’

The key witness in Raziel Jeffers murder trial for the killing of a numbers man in a botched robbery in West Bay should be seen as “troubled but truthful,” according to the prosecution.

Aunt accused of changing story over Jeffers’s movements

A woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder a “numbers man” who was shot dead on her doorstep, a court heard on Monday.

Man injures himself in apparent ‘fire challenge’

A 26-year-old man was hospitalized after setting himself on fire on Friday night prompting police and health officials to issue a new warning over the bizarre youth trend known as the fire challenge.

Cayman’s gang lifestyle revealed in murder trial

Around $100,000 has been spent on keeping the former girlfriend of Raziel Jeffers in a police witness protection program, a court heard Friday.

Man accused of 
killing boy’s dog

A man was arrested, and subequently bailed, last week on suspicion of killing a dog.

Former girlfriend gives evidence in Jeffers murder trial

The former girlfriend of Raziel Jeffers told a Grand Court jury that she picked him up close to the scene of the fatal shooting of Marcos Duran minutes after the murder.

Jeffers murder trial begins

The trial of Raziel Jeffers, who is charged with the murder of Marcus Mauricio Duran in West Bay four years ago, began in the Grand Court on Tuesday.

Tamasa attorney says no case to answer on murder charge

Justice Alexander Henderson is expected to rule Monday as to whether there is a case for David Joseph Tamasa to answer on a charge of murder.

Murder defendants choose trial by judge alone

Justice Alexander Henderson is expected to hear evidence on Friday about the fatal shooting of Robert Macford Bush, 28, in West Bay on Sept. 13, 2011.

Local women’s rights advocate awarded internationally

Local entrepreneur Annie Multon has been awarded for her work on an international scale.

Hotel closes as marina controversy continues

The Alexander Hotel closed its doors on Sunday as its owners’ plans to build a marina on the premises continued to cause controversy and allegations of favoritism on Cayman Brac.

Bise killer was freed days after murder

A recently convicted murderer was in police custody in connection with the murder back in 2008 but was released over lack of evidence.

Program offered to help smokers quit

The Public Health Department is urging smokers to register for a seven-week smoking cessation program which will begin June 4.

Defense in Bise case decries murder ‘theory’

After Chad Anglin elected not to give evidence in his trial for the 2008 murder of Frederic Bise, the jury heard closing speeches from counsel on Friday and will be instructed by the trial judge on Tuesday.

Climber's goal a fundraiser
 for Sherpas

Cayman bartender Angel Robledo is hosting a cocktail auction to raise funds for the families of the Nepalese Sherpas, and to help finance her next expedition.

Police seek ID on wanted man killed in Jamaica

Police are still awaiting positive identification on the body of a man shot dead in a gang-land murder in Jamaica.

Jury hears banker’s death was possible hate crime

A jury has heard evidence in the trial related to the death of Swiss banker Frederic Bise in West Bay.

Jurors in murder trial hear of possible motives

Prosecution in Chad Anglin murder trial hears the killing of Swiss banker Frederic Bise may have been related to a robbery, a hate crime against homosexuals, or a sexual act.

Murder trial begins

The murder trial related to the killing of banker Frederic Bise began Monday with jury selection.

Woman jailed for six years over Little Cayman killing

Elsy Barralga sentenced to six years imprisonment for murdering boyfriend Perry McLaughlin.

Lawmakers debate Cayman Airways losses

Opposition lawmakers on Friday railed against the government’s continuing approval of multimillion-dollar subsidies for quasi-public entities. This time the target was Cayman Airways.

Defense closes in Jeffers trial

A neighbor who lived next to the West Bay yard where Damion Ming was murdered told a jury that two men crossed his property minutes before the shooting started and he later saw a car drive off.

Defense says revenge motivated murder

Defence counsel in the Raziel Jeffers murder trial has suggested that the fatal shooting of Damion Ming was a revenge killing.

Ex-girlfriend says man confessed shooting

Raziel Jeffers' ex-girlfriend told the court that he was proud and excited when he told her he had shot Damion Ming.

Jealousy was murder motive, Crown says

Jealousy over a girlfriend led to the murder of Damion Omar Ming in West Bay in 2010, a jury was told this week.

Police call killing 'apparent' murder-suicide

Local police say Cayman's first killing of 2014 is an "apparent" murder suicide.

Police 'not looking for anyone else' in BT killing

Police are "not looking for anyone else" in connection with an apparent murder-suicide in Bodden Town Sunday.

Murder-suicide in Bodden Town

A grim scene discovered at a remote home in Bodden Town Sunday morning.

Duo denies killing Swiss banker

Two suspects in the 2008 killing of a Swiss banker in West Bay appeared in Grand Court, Friday, to deny charges of murder.

Murder suspect loses human rights challenge

A suspected killer has lost his bid to be released on bail pending his trial.

East End Ostrich farm won’t fly

Plans for an ostrich farm in the East End won’t get off the ground after the project ruffled feathers among neighboring residents.

Flowers-penned film gets BAFTA nod

Local screen writer and director Frank E. Flowers' work has been nominated for a BAFTA award.

Welsh university developing fungus to combat mosquitoes

A new weapon to battle mosquitoes is taking shape in Welsh laboratories, and while researchers have some distance to go, the fatal fungus will also kill midges, ticks and sandflies.

2013 Cayman news roundup

As 2014 draws to a close, the Compass reviews some of the key events and news stories of the Cayman Islands over the past 12 months.

Second man charged in killing that started gang war

A second man is charged in a 2011 West Bay murder case.

Gov’t: No change, no dump in BT

Government sticks to its original plan on the George Town landfill.

Majority back conservation bill

The conservation conversation has engaged Cayman this week and the majority are in favor of its passing.

Online Poll: Speed limit issue divides Cayman

Cayman is torn on whether to alter limits across the islands.

Armed robbers hit Little Cayman

Police arrested five suspects at sea following an armed robbery on Little Cayman Tuesday.

Man dies in North Side car wreck

In a surprising turn of events, local police arrested a teenager in connection with Sunday's deadly crash in North Side.

Human rights challenge to life sentence without parole

A 22-year-old man who shot and killed a love rival is seeking a declaration that his sentence of life without parole was unlawful in what will be a landmark human rights test case for the Cayman Islands.

A complicated ‘Kill’ story

The phrase “it’s complicated” appears more than once in “Kill Your Darlings,” having nothing to do with Facebook relationship-status updates. It’s almost the movie’s signature.

Woman in court for Little Cayman killing

Elsy Patricia Calderon De Ortega Barralga, 28, appeared in Summary Court on Wednesday morning charged with murdering Perry Steven McLaughlin in Little Cayman.

Little Cayman residents recall 1950s killing

Residents of Little Cayman and Cayman Brac told the Caymanian Compass Monday that there had indeed been a killing on the tiny island of Little Cayman prior to Perry McLaughlin’s death on Saturday.

First murder in Little Cayman history

A prominent local businessman was killed either late Friday or early Saturday in what local police believed was the first homicide ever to occur in Little Cayman.

Third suspect in killing released on bail

A third man taken into custody in connection with a homicide case from last month has now been released by investigating officers.

Police: Little Cayman businessman killed

A prominent local businessman was killed either late Friday or early Saturday in what local police initially believed was the first homicide ever to occur on Little Cayman. 

Little Cayman businessman killed

The island of Little Cayman’s most well-known local businessman has been found dead at his home.

Third arrest in Prospect killing

Royal Cayman Islands Police arrested a 26-year-old man Wednesday in connection with another man’s shooting death earlier this month in Prospect.

Police appeal for witnesses in killing

Police have released an image of the car used by Patrick Leonard Williamson prior to his murder Saturday in the hope of jogging the memory of potential witnesses.

Man dead in ‘senseless violence’

A fight at a bar leads to a man being killed and his body disposed of in a pond.

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