Two siblings convicted of murder will each spend more than three decades behind bars.
Brothers Osbourne Douglas and Justin Ramoon were sentenced Monday (19 December) for the July 2015 murder of 20-year old Jason Powery in an alley outside the Globe Bar, in George Town.
Justice Charles Quin gave Ramoon, the trigger man, 35 years minimum, while Douglas was given 34 years minimum.
Under a reconfiguration of life prison terms, the new law sets a base minimum of 30 years before an inmate can apply for parole, but gives a judge discretion to increase the base.
Justice Quin did so, calling the crime a “chillingly clinical execution of the most evil kind,” and citing aggravating factors such as the killing being done in a crowded, public area, evidence of prior planning and past gun charges.
Police Commissioner Derek Byrne was in court for the hearing, where Justice Quin also pleaded with the public to work with police to track down those importing and harbouring guns.