The family of an American college student is appealing for help from the US government as he faces a four-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to breaking the mandatory 14-day Kovid-19 segregation protocol for visitors to the Cayman Islands. Does.
“She just wants to come home,” 18-year-old Skylar Mac’s grandmother, Jeanne Mac, told the “Today” show on Monday.
“She knows that she has made a mistake, she is dependent on him, but she is very hysterical right now.”
Skylar is a pre-med student from Georgia. She went to meet her boyfriend, 24-year-old Vanzai Ramjeet, who went to a jet-skiing competition in the Cayman Islands.
MAC was not mandatory for 14 days.
Instead, Mack said she split up for two days and tested negative for coronovirus twice before leaving her tracking device and isolation to participate in her boyfriend’s jet-skiing competition.
Mack was sentenced to prison last week.
A lawyer representing Mac and her boyfriend, Jonathan Hughes, said four months in prison – an advanced sentence from community service – “would have a particularly harsh effect on her.”
His family said he appealed directly to President Donald Trump, whose office wrote back that his case would be forwarded to a “suitable” federal agency, likely the US State Department.
The Associated Press has contributed.