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Bunny Francis murder trial again stalled

Published:Tuesday | January 27, 2015 | 10:24 AM

The absence of legal representation for one of the four men charged with the murder of prominent Kingston businessman, Roderick ‘Bunny’ Francis, has again stalled the trial.

The matter could not proceed in the Home Circuit Court yesterday as the court was informed that George Gardner still does not have an attorney.

The case was then pushed back for mention on March 11.

Gardener is jointly charged with Carlos Batista, Sheldon Watson, and Newton Welsh.

All four have been in custody since 2011.

Bunny Francis, who operated conch company, B & D Trawling Limited, was murdered shortly after 10 o’ clock on the morning of June 25, 2011.

Investigators reported that a group of men approached the businessman and shot him while he was leaving his home in Queensway in St Andrew.

The prosecution says Francis' murder was a contract killing.

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