Sabrina Schirn’s killer appeals murder conviction

| 27/02/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman local news, Cayman judicial system(CNS): An appeal date has been set for Randy Martin, the man found guilty of murdering Sabrina Schirn while he was a serving inmate at Northward Prison. Martin killed the 21-year-old while he was working at the prison’s Wilderness Farm (which has since been closed) in East End in 2009, according to a report on News 27. Martin was tried, convicted of murdered and sentenced to mandatory life in prison by Justice Charles Quin in January of this year. The court heard how Schirn had gone to visit Martin near the prison farm on 11 March 09. Martin had evaded the guards and gone to meet her at a secluded spot, where he attacked and killed Schirn with a machete, leaving her body under a tree as he returned to the prison farm.

During the trial the court heard how Schirn’s own family had eventually found her body after the car she was driving that day was discovered by a local farmer. The police eventually linked Martin to Schirn via telephone records as well as other circumstantial and forensic evidence.

Martin’s lawyers told News 27 that the appeal has now been set down to be heard in August. During his trial Martin was represented by David Evans QC and Adam King and the lawyers have not yet stated the grounds for the appeal.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Of course he is appealing the conviction, what is his downside to a conviction. It isn’t as if he will pay the legal fees or get an additional sentence if his conviction is upheld.

    Everyone who is convicted will file an appeal.