A pre-med student at Mercer University, Skylar Mac, left for the islands on November 27 after testing negative for Kovid-19 at home, his grandmother, Jeanne Mac, told CNN.
When Mack landed, he was given another Kovid-19 test, which came negative and was asked to remain in isolation for two weeks. Instead, she decided to participate in her boyfriend’s jet ski competition two days later.
“In her mind, as long as she stayed away from everyone else, it would be fine to go see her friend’s race, it was her big national finals race, her last race of the year, big talk,” said her grandmother.
Race attendees who knew Mack reported her separation and were arrested by authorities.
According to her grandmother, Mack admitted in court that she had “screwed up.” He was initially sentenced to 40 hours of community service and ordered to pay a fine to cover compulsory quarantine accommodation.
Moran reportedly said “these crimes should have been completed with more drastic measures”. “When it comes to slander, the sentences imposed are likely to have no effect on other like-minded individuals.”
According to the Cayman Compass, Justice Roger Chappell heard the appeal in the Grand Court on Monday and sentenced the amended sentence on Tuesday morning. He reportedly stated that he understood the need for a balancing act, but found that “the seriousness of the violation was such that the only appropriate sentence would be one of immediate imprisonment.”
Mac’s grandmother told CNN that Mac’s actions were premeditated by authorities, as she phoned the Department of Public Health to have the location tracker bracelet loose one day before her breech. But his family says that Mac sent him pictures of him cutting the bracelet in his skin.
“He did it wrong. We’re not doubting what he did wrong. I don’t think the punishment matches that,” Jane Mack said.
Mac is immediately taken to prison, where he is being held in the general population. According to his family, he is allowed to call daily.
“She cries every time she calls home. She hasn’t been able to eat since they put her in jail,” her grandmother told CNN.
According to the family, the US Embassy in the Cayman Islands told them that Mack was being set as an example.
“I really believe that he needed to get into trouble, because he did something wrong. I can’t believe he needed to go to jail for four months for a breech,” Jane Mack said.