Friday 24 October 2014

Life for cold-case banker killer

Published 22/05/2014 | 03:22

A jury in the Cayman Islands has convicted a man over the 2008 murder of a Swiss banker following a cold-case probe

A Cayman Islands jury has convicted a man of the 2008 murder of a Swiss banker working in the British Caribbean territory.

The guilty verdict on Chad Anglin came six years after the battered body of 40-year-old Frederic Bise was found in the boot of a burned-out car. A post-mortem examination said he had been killed by blunt force trauma and strangulation.

Anglin was initially arrested in 2008 but later released. But in 2011, detectives from a cold case unit re-examined the murder in the offshore finance centre. Witnesses were interviewed and new lines of inquiry were pursued.

That work led to Anglin and another Grand Cayman man being charged with murder in October. Anglin was convicted of killing Mr Bise yesterday and sentenced to life in prison. The other man will be tried later this year.

Chief Inspector Raymond Christian of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service said the conviction showed the tenacity of the cold case unit formed in 2010.

"Detectives continue working on cold cases irrespective of the cost or time until those responsible are brought before the courts," he said.

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