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Mario Deane to be buried September 21

Published:Wednesday | September 10, 2014 | 10:40 AM
Mario Deane. INSET: Mario Deane while he battled for his life at the Cornwall Regional Hospital. - Contributed photos

Mario Deane, the Jamaican construction worker who died after being beaten in a St James police lock-up is to be buried on Sunday, September 21.

Attorney-at-law Miguel Lorne, who is representing Deane's family, says the details surrounding the service are being worked out.

The funeral is to be held at the Mount Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Meanwhile, he says the independent autopsy report by US forensic pathologist, Dr Michael Baden, is to be submitted on Monday.

The report from the Government pathologist is expected by the end of next week.

Deane, a 31-year-old construction worker was beaten on August 3 at the Barnett Street Police lock-up, the same day he was arrested for possession of a ganja spliff.

He died from his injuries on August 6 triggering local and international protests with calls for justice for his family.

Two inmates have been charged with the murder while a police corporal and two constables have been interdicted and three district constables suspended pending the outcome of probe by the police inspectorate.

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