Ming’s case formally shut

| 23/04/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman Island Headline News(CNS): The death certificate of Damion Ming was formally handed to the Grand Court this morning and the outstanding legal proceedings against him closed. Ming was shot and killed on Thursday, 25 March, on the eve of his return to prison following the failure of his appeal regarding a drug offence. Literally days before Ming was murdered in his home in West Bay in what police believe is a gang related killing his appeal had been denied. Although 2 men had been arrested in connection to the shooting, CNS understands they have both since been released and no charges have yet been brought in Ming’s killing. The killing was particularly ironic as he was due to be returned to jail the next morning.

Ming was on bail at the time he was killed pending his privy council appeal, but once the result was conveyed from London the bail was revoked and Ming had been ordered to appear in court at 10:00 am on Friday, 26 March, some 12 hours after his murder.

Justice Howard Cook on the morning in question said he could not close the Ming case until a death certificate had been produced. Consequently, it was left to Justice Charles Quin to close the file against Ming for possession and intent to supply cocaine.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Seems to me their energy is spent chasing alleged dog nappers instead!

  2. Anonymous says:

    So sad, hardly the way that lady justice would have liked for "Justice to be served".

  3. Anonymous says:

    Regardless of Mr Ming’s legal status regarding his return to prison there remains the inescapable fact that there are murderers walking the streets of Cayman having escaped justice thus far.

    Common sense tells even the most dim witted among us that having gotten away with murder will only embolden these killers in their future criminal choices.

    Every killer walking free in the country believes that murder is a viable option open to them and will perhaps kill again.

    I don’t like the local sentiment that if a person is a criminal then don’t really worry about their murder because they got what they deserve.

  4. anonymous says:

    I am guessing this is ANOTHER unsolved murder. Such a shame! I mean the RCIPS has not done to bad these past couple weeks with some of the other murders on arresting people but then again that is just suspicion.

    Come on RCIPS I know you can solve this.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sad … RIP