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Ezekiel Carter denies murdering Wayne McLean

Ezekiel Carter has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder, six counts of attempted murder and once count of possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Man convicted in Christmas Eve murder

Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson has been convicted of murder in relation to the 2020 Christmas Eve stabbing death of Michael Aaron Bush.

UPDATED: Man charged with murder of Wayne McLean

A 36-year-old Bodden Town man has been charged with murder in relation to the fatal shooting of Wayne Eron McLean earlier this month.

Police release ID of murder victim, appeal for witnesses

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, on Monday, released the name of the man killed in Friday's shooting, he was Wayne Eron McLean, aged 25 of Bodden Town. They have also made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

North Side man arrested in relation to Martin Drive murder

Police have arrested a second suspect in the murder of Mark Andre Ebanks who was gunned down last week on Martin Drive, George Town.

Suspect arrested in George Town murder

Police have released the identity of the man killed in last week's multiple shooting in George Town and detained a 31-year-old man in connection with his murder.

Murder investigation launched following fatal shooting

A 36-year-old man has been killed and at least two others wounded in a late-night shooting on Thursday on Martin Drive in George Town, police have confirmed.

One killed, two wounded in George Town shooting

A 36-year-old man has been killed and two others wounded in a late night shooting on Thursday on Martin Drive in George Town, police have confirmed.

Christmas Eve stabbing ‘self-defence’ says defendant

Prosecution and defence counsel are expected to offer closing arguments on Monday, 28 June, in the murder trial of Jashawn Owen Anthony Johnson, after hearing of the evidence concluded on Thursday in the Grand Court.

Dad charged in Shaquille Bush murder

Roger Deward Bush, the 46-year-old father of Shaquille Bush, appeared in court Friday charged with the murder of his 24-year-old son.

Christmas Eve fatal stabbing case sent to Grand Court

A 20-year-old man charged with murder over the Christmas Eve stabbing death of Michael Aaron Bush appeared before the Summary Court Tuesday.

Police hunt suspect after man stabbed to death

 A murder investigation has been launched into the stabbing death of a 22-year-old man who was West Bay man who was injured in the Parking lot of a West Bay Road bar.

Man accused of fatal stabbing denied bail

George Town resident Courtney Mason Bryan was denied bail Friday when he appeared in Summary Court changed with the murder of Recordo Lionel Pars.

Man charged with wounding as murder investigation continues

A 28-year-old man has been charged with wounding in connection with an assault that took place in the early hours of Saturday, shortly before the fatal stabbing of Recordo Lionel Pars at the Strand shopping centre.

Police renew calls for witnesses in 2018 Christmas Day murder

A year after Darrington Ebanks was shot and killed at a Christmas party in his home district of West Bay, police have renewed calls for witnesses to come forward.

Three held for GT murder

Police have detained three suspects in connection with the murder of a Sri Lankan man over the weekend.

No charges in West Bay shooting death

No charges have been filed in relation to the shooting death of a West Bay man who was gunned down in his yard nearly two weeks ago.

Justices hear appeals on murder and rape cases

Convicted murderer Brian Borden and rapist Jeffrey Barnes appeared before the Court of Appeal on Thursday morning to appeal for lighter sentences.

Charge withdrawn for Christmas morning murder

On Friday the Crown offered no evidence against William Isaac Ebanks Romero, who had been charged with the Christmas morning murder of 29-year-old man Darrington Ebanks in West Bay.

35 years for gun murder, in broad daylight

William Ian Rivers, 40, was sentenced on Friday for the murder of Mark ‘Hubba’ Seymour in West Bay on Jan. 28, 2017. Justice Frank Williams set 35 years as the term Rivers must serve before he is eligible to apply for conditional release.

Judge hears murder sentence submissions

Justice Frank Williams heard submissions on Friday to help him decide on the sentence to be passed on William Ian Rivers, who was convicted by a Grand Court jury of murdering Mark “Hubba” Seymour in West Bay on Jan. 28, 2017.

Man shot dead early on Christmas day

Darrington Ebanks, a 29-year-old West Bay resident, was the victim of a fatal shooting incident in Boatswains Bay Road in West Bay shortly in the early hours of Christmas Day.

Conviction, sentence upheld in George Town ‘execution’

Two brothers convicted of killing a gang member in a “chilling public execution” have had their convictions and sentences upheld by the Court of Appeal.

Murder appeal begins via video link

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal began its session earlier than usual on Wednesday, when attorneys for Osbourne Douglas and Justin D’Angelo Ramoon began their submissions.

North Side man pleads not guilty in murder inquiry

Waylon Timothy Rivers appeared in Grand Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty in the murder of his father, Timothy Rivers. The 19-year-old will next appear in court on Oct. 26.

Rivers found guilty of Super C restaurant murder

A West Bay man who shot and killed another man in the doorway of a busy restaurant was found guilty of murder on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Son accused of father’s murder awaits fitness report

Waylon Timothy Rivers, 19, appeared in Grand Court on Friday charged with the murder of his father, Timothy Rivers, in North Side on June 8 this year.

Lawmakers seek to reimpose stricter murder sentences

Cayman Islands lawmakers are seeking to reimpose automatic life sentences in particularly egregious murder cases, except in situations where a court considers there to have been “exceptional” extenuating circumstances in connection with a killing.

Estella’s murderers sentenced to a minimum of 40 years

Kirkland Henry and Larry Prinston Ricketts were sentenced on Thursday afternoon to 40 years in prison for the 2008 murder of rights activist Estella Scott-Roberts.

38 years for two ‘gang-related’ murders

Raziel Jeffers, now 34, was sentenced on Monday to serve a total of 38 years for two murders committed in 2009 and 2010 in West Bay. In passing sentence, Justice Charles Quin said the fatal shootings were gang related.

23-year sentence given for murder

John Talmage Gouldbourne was sentenced on Monday to serve 23 years before he can apply to be released from prison for the August 2004 murder of Moreen Maree Williams.

‘Gangland’ murder attracts 34 years

Facing a minimum of 30 years, Brian Emmanuel Borden was sentenced Friday to 34 years’ imprisonment for the Sept. 13, 2011, murder of Robert Bush in West Bay.

Anglin sentenced to 30 years for fatal nightclub shooting

Chief Justice Anthony Smellie sentenced Devon Jermaine Anglin on Friday to 30 years’ imprisonment for the murder of Carlo Webster inside the Next Level Night Club in the early hours of Sept. 10, 2009.

Sentencing for Estella’s murder adjourned again

Sentencing was adjourned on Friday for the two men who received life sentences after their conviction for murdering rights activist Estella Scott-Roberts in 2008.

34 years for woman’s murder in East End

Randy Lebert Martin was sentenced Wednesday to serve 34 years in prison before he can apply for release, following his 2010 conviction for the murder of Sabrina Schirn.

Man wanted for murder in US agrees to extradition

An American man wanted in Florida for the murders of a woman and baby appeared in Cayman’s Summary Court late Tuesday, when he agreed to be extradited back to the United States.

Man arrested in GT murder case

Police have arrested a second person in connection with the murder last month of Omar Bailey in George Town.

Sentencing adjourned for Estella’s murder

Kirkland Henry and Larry Prinston Ricketts had their sentencing adjourned until next week Friday for the murder of Estella Scott-Roberts on the night of Oct. 10, 2008.

Murder suspect in Cayman for 2 months

An American man charged in a Nov. 3 shooting in Miami that led to the deaths of a woman and her infant daughter stayed in Cayman for more than two months before he was arrested Wednesday on a provisional warrant issued from U.S. federal court.

Judge sets 28 year minimum sentence in double murder case

Trevino Tennyson Bodden was sentenced on Friday to serve a minimum of 28 years imprisonment for the 2006 murder of two brothers in East End: Brenard Scott, 36 known as "Chicken Bone"; and Roy Renold Pearson, 48.

Murder sentence could depend on age

Chakane Jameile Scott, known as CJ, appeared in Grand Court on Friday to be sentenced more than four years after he was found guilty of murdering Asher McGaw in East End in September 2011.

Ricketts to serve at least 30 years for murder

Tareek Ricardo Ricketts was sentenced on Tuesday to at least 30 years imprisonment for the murder of Jackson Rainford in December 2012. The victim was 23 when he was fatally shot around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2012, along Shedden Road while sitting in the passenger seat of a car driven by his brother.

Brothers sentenced to 34, 35 years for murder

Osbourne Wilfred Douglas was sentenced to 34 years’ imprisonment and his brother, Justin D’Angelo Ramoon, was sentenced to 35 years for the execution-style murder of Jason Charles Powery, 20, in 2015.

Judge Henderson returns for murder sentence hearings

Justice Alexander Henderson, whose retirement was announced in 2015, has returned to Grand Court. He is hearing arguments in cases where he was the presiding judge when a defendant was found guilty of murder.
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Another suspect arrested in connection with Manderson murder

A 24-year-old male was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Justin Manderson, who was killed Oct. 1 outside club Nectar, but has not been charged for his death.

Cayman has first homicide of 2016

Justin Manderson of West Bay was shot and killed outside 7 Mile Shops in the early hours of Saturday in the Cayman Islands’ first homicide of 2016.

Brothers guilty of murder

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.

BREAKING: Brothers 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.

Mother’s life sentence is 26-plus years for murder

Tamara Olita Butler was sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday for the October 2014 murder of her daughter Bethany, who was six years old. However, under new legislation, she may be eligible to apply for release in 26 years and 191 days.

Mother gets 26-plus years for murder of daughter

Tamara Butler was sentenced on Friday morning to serve 26-plus years for murdering her six-year-old daughter in October, 2014. New legal requirements state that...

Eyewitnesses crucial to murder verdict

Two eyewitnesses form the crucial part of the Crown’s case against brothers Osbourne Douglas, 29, and Justin Ramoon, 24, on a charge of murder, all counsel agreed on Friday.

Defense calls no evidence in murder trial

Attorneys for Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon called no evidence after the conclusion of the prosecution’s case against them for murder.

CCTV footage shown in murder trial

Footage from closed circuit television cameras at more than four locations is part of the Crown’s case against Osbourne Wilfred Douglas and Justin D’Angelo Ramoon, whose trial for the murder of Jason Powery began last week.

Defense probes shooting victim’s gang links

Jason Powery was part of the so-called Birch Tree Hill gang and had received death threats in the months before he was shot dead outside a George Town bar, a court heard Wednesday.

Court visits scene of the crime

Amid the squawking of feral chickens and the barking of a junk yard dog, Grand Court convened Wednesday in the unusual confines of a cramped Scranton back alley.

Mother found guilty of murder

A judge Tuesday convicted Tamara Butler of murder in the killing of her 6-year-old daughter Bethany. Judge Alastair Malcolm, delivering his verdict in the judge-alone...

Judge to decide on sanity of woman who killed daughter

Attorneys made their closing arguments Monday in the case against Tamara Butler, accused of killing her 6-year-old daughter in October 2014. The question for the verdict in the judge-alone trial is not whether Butler killed her daughter, but if she knew what she was doing was wrong.

Father tells of wife’s paranoia in daughter’s murder trial

Testifying on the first day of the trial of Tamara Butler, who is accused of killing her 6-year-old daughter Bethany, husband and father Lenford Butler told the court that his daughter asked not to be left alone with her mother the night of the murder.

Inquest: Neighbors offered shelter to abused woman

A young woman described as being abused by her boyfriend was given shelter by neighbors the month before she was killed, a coroner’s jury heard this week.

New Grand Court dates set

The trial of Justin Ramoon and Osbourne Douglas for murder has been confirmed to start on April 18.
The scene of February 2014's murder-suicide in Bodden Town. Photo: Brent Fuller

Inquests begin for couple in ‘volatile relationship’

A coroner’s jury heard Monday that police were called five times to the home of Nichelle Anna-Kay Thomas, 21, and her boyfriend Devon Roy Campbell, 39, whose bodies were discovered at a home in Bodden Town in February 2014.

Several high-profile Cayman cases feature joint enterprise

Joint enterprise has been a feature of numerous high-profile cases in Cayman in recent years, including the murders of Estella Scott-Roberts, Frederic Bise and Marcus Duran, as well as in the New Year’s Day robbery of Diamonds International and a holdup at Blackbeard’s liquor store.

Convicted killers to get new hearings

All 15 murderers currently serving life without parole at Grand Cayman’s Northward Prison will find out within the next two years when they can be considered for release.

Murder trial delayed until April

The trial of Justin D’Angelo Ramoon and Osbourne Wilfred Douglas, charged with murdering Jason Charles Powery, has been re-listed for Monday, April 18.

Murder trial adjourned: Defense raises point of law

The trial of Justin D’Angelo Ramoon and Osbourne Wilfred Douglas on a charge of murder has been adjourned. They are charged with the murder of Jason Charles Powery, which occurred on the night of Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in George Town. He was 20 at the time and a resident of West Bay.

Devon Anglin not guilty of child’s murder

Devon Jermaine Anglin has been found not guilty of murdering Jeremiah Barnes on Feb. 10, 2010, when the 4-year-old was fatally shot while seated...

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