Thursday 24 September, 2020

Caymanian serving sentence for murder moved to the UK

 A Caymanian prisoner, serving a 34 year sentence for murder, was transported to the United Kingdom on Thursday.

According to a  release sent out on Friday, the prisoner, who has been identified as Osbourne Douglas, was transported to the United Kingdom under the Colonial Prisoners Removal Act, 1884.

The prisoner will be housed by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service until further notice.

This removal was authorised by the UK and Cayman Islands Governments and said to be in the "interest of national security and the public safety of the people of the Cayman Islands".

Loop News, made calls to several Government and Prison officials regarding the circumstances under which a prisoner would be moved to the UK; with one official noting that “no further comments” would be made on the matter.

Under the 1884 Act, a prisoner can be removed and sent to the UK; if the prisoner is deemed extremely violent or has a predilection for ghastly deeds, if the prisoner has a mental disorder,  or if there isn’t suitable facilities to host the prisoner, among other reasons.

Osbourne Douglas and his  brother Justin Ramoon were sentenced on December 19, 2016 for the July 2015 murder of 20-year old Jason Powery.

Powery was killed  in an alley outside the Globe Bar, in George Town.

In handing down the sentencing, Justice Quin, described the crime as a “chillingly clinical execution of the most evil kind.”

The brothers were said to have had prior gun charges.

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