July 11, 2019
(CMR) Marsha Marilyn Kelly (37) received an 11 month prison sentence last week for harboring a deportee at her Windsor Park home and several other offenses.
The mother of two pleaded guilty to permitting her boyfriend, Jamaican national, Norval Barrett (34) to stay at her residence despite known that he had entered Cayman illegally.
The two started a relation when Barrett was an inmate at Northward Prison. He had previously served a sentence in 2010 for armed robbery and was subsequently deported to Jamaica in August of 2016 but returned to Cayman illegally in December of 2016.
Apparently Barrett returned with him on the plane. He was later shot dead by police in January 2017 at the residence during an arrest attempt.
Kelly was also found guilty of theft of several boat motors worth at least $19,000 as well as damage to property in relation to the motors. Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn relied heavily on the social inquiry report which stated that Kelly was at medium risk for re-offending and would be “willing to support crime when she views it to be a benefit to herself”.
Kelly was found guilty for aiding Barrett in stealing and damaging two outboard boat motors. The maximum sentence for a first-time offence of harboring a deportee is one year. Kelly was sentenced to 33 weeks for that offense and given full credit for making an early guilty plea. That brought the sentence to 22 weeks, with one month served consecutively to the theft and damage charge.
Kelly was found guilty of theft and damage to the outboard motors after a trial, and Magistrate Gunn imposed a sentence of 14 months for that charge with a four-month reduction for being of previously good character. The 10 months would be imposed for the theft and damage charges and one month served consecutively for harboring a deportee, bringing the total to 11 months.
In addition to her custodial sentence, Kelly was fined $660 for permitting a person to drive a vehicle with expired license, $690 for use/keep of a road vehicle required to be licensed, $500 for making a false representation and $400 for employment of a person outside the conditions contained in a permit.
She will have six months after her release from prison to make the required payments.