Jeffers guilty of killing Ming

| 03/04/2014

(CNS): After another four-and-a-half hours of deliberation, the twelve jurors in the Raziel Jeffers case returned a verdict of guilty on Thursday for the murder of Damion Ming. The judge told Jeffers he believed he was a cruel, calculating cold blooded killer, as he handed down the mandatory life sentence. Thanking the jury for their service, as he noted the stresses on such a case, he told them that he entirely agreed with their verdict. Jeffers is already serving a full life sentence for the murder of Marcus Ebanks in July 2009. Both cases depended heavily on the evidence of the crown's key witness, Jeffers' former girlfriend, who said her lover had confessed his crime to her. Jeffers remained impassive as he stood in the dock and faced the judge before he was sent down.

Ming was gunned down in a yard in Birch Tree Hill Road on the night of 25 March 2010. He was hit twice and was believed to have crawled under the boat to take cover from the shooter where his body was found when the police arrived.

Although there were several people in the yard at the time he was shot there were no eye witnesses to the killer who was believed to have fired around eight shots. One man told police that he saw a man ride away on a bicycle immediately after the shots were fired.

Two months after the murder, Jeffers' former girlfriend went to the police and told UK officers that her ex-lover had confessed to this and other crimes. Her evidence appeared to tie in with the reports from the pathologist, the ballistics experts and the account given about the bike. In addition the crown also presented telephone evidence which too corroborated the account given by the witness as told to her by Jeffers.

Already convicted twice for murder, Jeffers may still face a further trial for a third killing as he has also been charged with the murder of Marcus Duran in what the crown say was a robbery gone wrong in Maliwinas Way, West Bay. Duran was believed to be a local numbers' man who was collecting cash from his clients in the illegal lottery when he was gunned down outside an apartment on 10 March 2010, just two weeks before Ming was killed.

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  1. Anonymous says:



    I just had a chance to view the video on Cayman 27.

    My heart goes out to Jeffers family as they are in denial. I wll pray and ask God to be with them

    Justice was served in this case and yes God has already delivered Jeffers right where he needs to be in HMP Northward Prison, Maximum Security,23 Hours a day, 7 days a Week. Could worse, he could be dead or disabled like his victims.

    By the way, Wow totally different looking guy from the first time I seen him on TV holding the bible in his hand and the gangster atitude. I didnt see any bible this time though. 

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
  2. Anonymous says:

    I wish I did not come to this place of sinners and scumbags. Biggest mistake of my life

    • Anonymous says:

      Just buy yourself a one way ticket you're free to leave and don't ever come back!!

  3. anonymous says:

    What nationality is he? Can he be deported?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good

  5. Whodatis says:

    Raziel Jeffers: When spoiling one's child goes horribly wrong.

    • Anonymous says:

      That's cayman culture son. Respect the culture here or go home. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Did i hear his family was not pleased with the verdict?

        Thats our problem right there…the families of these killers are encouraging them to be criminals.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because spoiling ones child usually goes horribly right?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great news, the unfortunate this is that he will not get the death sentence for killing two persons, if not more. He now. Will cost us 55k per year for the rest of his life. Mind you with human rights he will be out in 25 so the cost will be to us 1.3 mill surely it is much cheaper to hang him and all these other gang members who put us threw all that fear.

    • Anonymous says:

      Would have been even cheaper if Ming had just been deported when the law expected it.

      • Anonymous says:

        So what fundamental incompetence or corruption prevented our law beingenforced? Perhaps someone in Government could let us know?

    • Anonymous says:

      You have to look at the bright side. He was previously sentenced to a previous life sentence.  We are getting a bargain, two for the price of one.

  7. Anonymous says:



    Stevie Wonder could have told us this punk is guilty. Thank you jurors for seeing through the crap he tried to sell.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I respect this verdict and tip my hat to the members of the jury.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to the jury. They clearly took time to consider their verdict and reviewed the evidence properly. I entirely agree with their verdict !!!

  10. Anonymous says:

    and now what? we feed and take care of this pest for another lifetime? we need to hang them all. eye for an eye. arabian style.

    • Anonymous says:

      We don' do things "Arabian style" here. I thought we were founded on "Christian principles".

      • Anonymous says:

        Did his parents raised him on Christian principals? keep hiding behind christanity!

        To all you who bring these humans into this world and let them roam free to kill other humans…shame on you!

        • Anonymous says:

          Parents can do their best to raise children, regardless of religion, but children have the ability to make choices and unfortunately some go in the wrong direction. I actually feel sorry for his parents

      • Anonymous says:

        Jajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja “Christian priciples ” poor i&iot jajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajajaja

  11. Anonymous says:

    I hope life means he will die in prison!!!!!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Great job for keeping our streets free from these criminals!

  13. Anonymous says:

    What a waste of a life.

    Now pick up the remaing hundred or so KNOWN gang members and lock them up.

    The law is there, so enforce it.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      won't happen, since there are too many high placed and powerfull coke addicts.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry but from what I see on a daily basis I give Cayman society another two years and Raziel will pale in comparison to what is to come if Government and all citizens of Cayman don't address the real problems within the society.