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Convict Sheldon Brown released

A man convicted of attempted murder has been freed from prison on humanitarian grounds.
In a statement on Friday (19 July), the Governor’s Office confirmed the early, immediate release of Sheldon Brown from Northward.

It said H.E. Governor Martyn Roper authorised the release under Section 39 (1)(d) of the Constitution.

Mr. Roper took the action, according the media statement, since Brown was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, according to the statement.
That, in addition to the short period remaining on his sentence. He was due to complete his sentence and be released unconditionally in mid-October.
Brown was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the attempted murder of James Fernando Martin at the Cayman Islander in August 2004.
The statement added the decision to remit the remainder of Brown’s sentence was taken in consultation with the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy.

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Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 18 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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