(CMR) Brandon Jamahl Beckett (26) received a 42 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to a number of serious offenses against a woman known to him including wrongful confinement at their George Town residence.
Cayman Marl Road originally reported the incident in November 2017.
The facts are that he pleaded guilty in December 2018 to wrongful confinement, assault causing actual bodily harm and causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress, relating to an incident that occurred in the late-evening hours of October 31 and into the early morning of November 1, 2017. He made his initial court appearance on November 3, 2017.
The facts presented in court last Friday are that he met the complainant through an online dating app and he soon moved in with her at her residence. After a social outing on the evening in question he became enraged on the ride home and insulted her.
When they arrived home he assaulted her by punching her in the face and restrained her on the ground – preventing her from allowing the police into the residence after she called for them for help. On a third trip they were able to finally arrest him. He was on remand the entire time since then – 20 months served.
He was charged with rape, and threat's to kill but once his trial began on December 4, 2018; and the victim testified he took a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to wrongful confinement and two other offences. The prosecution offered no evidence on the rape or threats to kill charges.
In his social impact and psychological assessment report it was disclosed by Justice Dobbs that Beckett was abandoned by his mother and abused by his stepmother. He also noted that the 2014 death of his father had a negative impact on his behavior. The judge noted that Beckett has a history of domestic violence charges – which he has been convicted for. He has a high chance of re-offending.
He received a 10% deduction on his sentence for his 11th hour guilty plea. He received a discounted 32 months for wrongful confinement and two months for causing intentional harassment; with 20 months for time served. He received no additional time for assault causing actual bodily harm.
Beckett also received an additional 10 months for a string of other offenses that were outstanding from 2014-2016.
Beckett was represented by defence counsel Jonathon Hughes.