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Inmate charged with Mario Deane's murder shouts expletives in court

Published:Friday | October 3, 2014 | 5:16 PM
Deane... Died on August 6, three days after he was beaten in custody at the Barnett Street police Station

A forensic psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for Adrian Morgan, one of the two inmates charged with the murder of Mario Deane, the construction worker who was beaten at the Barnett Street Police Station in Montego Bay, St James.

The order was made by presiding magistrate Ann-Marie Granger following an expletive-laced outburst by Morgan in court this morning.

During the proceedings, he hurled accusations at the police.

He had to be forcibly removed from the courtroom and placed in police custody.

Morgan’s attorney, Everton Dewar, subsequently expressed concern about whether his client, who had previously been sent for psychiatric evaluation, was being given his medication.

RM Granger replied saying the accused is in custody in Trelawny and it appears that he was sent from St. Catherine without medication following his psychiatric evaluation.

She further remarked that the accused may deteriorate if he does not take his medication.

She then said that she will be requesting a forensic psychiatric report.

Morgan and his co-accused Marvin Orr were both remanded until October 9 when the case will again be mentioned.


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