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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.

Hit-and-run driver jailed

An immigration officer was sentenced to three-and-a-half months in prison Friday for a hit-and-run incident which caused the death of a 59-year-old cyclist.

Six years for pointing fake gun at police

Gun crime is the “scourge of the Caribbean,” a judge warned as she sentenced a 23-year-old man to six years’ imprisonment for pointing an imitation firearm at police officers.

14 years for wife’s attempted murder

A 44-year-old man who hacked his estranged wife with a machete and then tried to poison her with weed killer was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment on Thursday.

Chiropractor operated clinic after arrest for indecent assault

The Cayman Islands chiropractor who was sentenced last week for indecently assaulting nine female patients over a three-year period was allowed to operate a separate healthcare practice in the months after he was arrested and criminal charges were filed against him.

Bouchard, Aspinall sentences to go before Court of Appeal

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear arguments next week concerning the sentences of Michelle Bouchard and Robert Aspinall, who are serving terms of imprisonment for theft.

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.

Judge: Knife crimes in Cayman ‘worryingly prevalent’

A card game that erupted into violence led to a jail sentence of five and a half years for one of the players on Friday.

Multiple offender wins sentence reduction

A prison term of seven years was reduced to five-and-a-half years following an appeal to the Grand Court on Friday by Donald Calvin Hooker.

Sentence cut for coke in hammocks case

The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal reduced from 12 years to 10 the sentence imposed on Kenecia Melissa Millwood after she was found guilty of importing over six pounds of cocaine in 2014. Attorney Amelia Fosuhene argued successfully on Thursday that 12 years was manifestly excessive.

Burglar jailed for 41 months

After admitting three residential burglaries in West Bay over a five-week period, Kenoi McCarval Smith was sentenced Monday to serve 41 months in prison.

5 years, 3 months sentence for knife wounding

Justice Alistair Malcolm sent out a warning on Friday when he sentenced Cory Godfrey Bowen to five years and three months’ imprisonment for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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.

Jail ordered for threat against magistrate

A defendant who made a threat against a magistrate while in court cells was sentenced Monday to four months in prison, with a further 12 months’ suspended sentence.

Burglar assaulted 2 women after stealing phone through window

A burglar who reached through a house window to steal a mobile phone in the middle of the night assaulted two women after he was caught in the act, a court heard.

Teen robber gets three years

For a robbery he committed when he was 17 years and eight months old, Michael Aaron Bush was sentenced last week to three years’ imprisonment.

Repeat burglar gets seven years, nine months

A man with eight previous convictions for burglary was sentenced last week to a total of seven years, nine months for burglaries number nine, 10 and 11. Number nine was at a George Town home; the other two were at non-residential premises.

Judge cites ‘public interest’ in burglary sentences

Two young men who pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary were sentenced to two years’ imprisonment last week.

New Grand Court dates set

The trial of Justin Ramoon and Osbourne Douglas for murder has been confirmed to start on April 18.

Law says paroled convicts should register for jobs with NWDA

Convicted prisoners released on license after serving 60 percent of their sentence generally will be required to register with Cayman’s National Workforce Development Agency if they are not already employed upon their parole date.

New prisoner release law takes effect

A new system governing prison sentences in the Cayman Islands comes into effect Monday, replacing the former sentencing and parole guidelines. The changes were expected to take effect earlier this month, but were pushed back two weeks until Feb. 15.

Last of four men involved in BritCay House robbery sentenced

The last of four men involved in the 2012 robbery of a courier outside BritCay House was sentenced last week. Tarrick Kevin Crawford was given a 12 months’ sentence, which the judge suspended for 12 months.

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