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Christie accuses DPP of double standard in Robert Hill case

Published:Monday | November 3, 2014 | 9:08 AM
Greg Christie - File

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Former contractor general Greg Christie is suggesting that the Director of Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, showed a double standard in her prosecution of the Robert Hill murder case.

Christie says given her position on the Hill case the DPP must explain her decision to proceed with the Irwin point rape case.

In 2012, two men were arrested and charged for the rape of five females, including an eight-year-old girl.

The men maintained their innocence and voluntarily offered DNA samples for testing.

The results did not match the samples. However, the DPP proceeded with the case.

The men were acquitted after prosecution witnesses failed to identify them.

The former contractor general points out that the DPP said it would have been unethical for her office to proceed in the Hill case without enough evidence to support a conviction.

However, he notes that she had no problem in proceeding with the Irwin point rape case despite DNA evidence in favour of the defendants.

Christie reiterates that these incidents highlight that the Constitution should be amended to provide greater scrutiny of and accountability by the Office of the DPP.

Christie was speaking through his official twitter account.


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