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Mario Deane murder case for court July 17

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 6:00 AMChristopher Thomas

WESTERN BUREAU:

The case against the three inmates, who are charged in the Mario Deane murder case, has been deferred to July 17, for consultation to be held with the director of public prosecutions (DPP) in relation to one of the defendants, Damion Cargill.

Presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie made the order on Friday, after the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court was told that efforts to establish communication between a psychiatrist and the defendant, who is deaf-mute and mentally challenged, had failed.

"The matter is ready for a preliminary enquiry date to be set, however, the previous clerk of the court had gotten instructions from the DPP to speak to the attorney for Mr Cargill, to find a family member who could assist the doctor in communicating with him," clerk of the court Yanique Henry told Tie.

"There is no family member who can communicate with Mr Cargill to the level that would be required," Haliburton responded immediately.

Tie then instructed Henry to update the DPP's office on the matter, before setting the case for mention on July 17.

"I am going to ask that you forward that bit of information to them (DPP) so a final determination can be made. Then we can know for sure where we are going in this matter," said Tie.

Cargill is charged alongside Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan in relation to Deane's death on April 6, 2014, following a beating Deane sustained at the Barnett Street lock-up three days earlier.

Orr and Morgan were arrested and charged following Deane's death, while Cargill was charged in April this year. None of the three defendants was present at court when the case was mentioned on Friday.