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Mother of man in Boulevard killing in disbelief after case discontinued

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2014 | 8:31 PM

The mother of one of the men abducted from a St Andrew plaza and later murdered in December 2004 believes the State has slammed a door on efforts to seek justice for her son’s killing.

Yesterday, the Director of Public Prosecution, Paula Llewellyn, entered a nolle prosequi discontinuing prosecution, citing the significant costs it would require to mount a retrial.

However, the prosecution could resume trial at any other time.

Two policemen, Paul Edwards and Louis Lynch, were to stand retrial for the deaths of Oliver Duncan and Kemar Walters.

The mother of Walters, Claudette Angus, says she is in disbelief that the State is using financial reasons to end the hunt for justice.

Earlier today, former lead investigator in the case, Mark Shields, questioned whether Supreme Court judge Horace Marsh has been held accountable for erring in rejecting a jury’s decision.

SEE: Shields asks: Was High Court judge who 'erred' in Boulevard murder trial sanctioned?

Justice Marsh had rejected a majority verdict of guilty for one of the accused cops, even though the law was amended to allow it.

The DPP says she may revisit the case when the Evidence Act is amended to allow for the admission of evidence by video-link.


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