Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Hearing set for J’can who fled to US after child drowned in Cayman

A bond hearing was arranged for Thursday in Florida for a Jamaican man wanted in connection with the death of a ward of the state in the Cayman Islands.

Larry Levers, 46, faces manslaughter and child cruelty charges arising from his time as a supervisor at the Bonaventure Boys Home.

Information obtained from the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida suggests that U.S. law enforcement authorities are attempting to extradite the Jamaican to Cayman.

On November 29, 2015 Levers, along with a second supervisor, took a 14-year-old boy and four others on a fishing trip.

Tragically during the excursion, a teenager drowned.

Both men were placed on leave while police opened investigations into the death.

However, Levers left the island for Jamaica.

According to court documents, Cayman police traveled to Jamaica to interview the 46-year-old but soon learned that he had fled the island for the U.S. using a fake name.

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