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Case of man in custody for eight years stalls again

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 2:21 AM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The murder case of a man, who has been in custody since 2007, was again stalled yesterday because a subpoena for a retired inspector of police has not been served.




The subpoena was sent in a letter addressed to the Police Commissioner on January 29.



Supreme Court Judge Carol Lawrence-Beswick said it was unacceptable that the court order was not carried out.



Prosecutor Kathy Pyke told the court that although the letter was delivered to the Commissioner's Office on January 29, the subpoena was not sent to the relevant section of the Commissioner's office until February 6.



Pyke said she was informed that there was not enough time to serve the subpoena on the retired police officer who is now residing in St Mary.



She pleaded with the judge to put off the case until next week Monday instead of this Wednesday to give the police enough time to serve the subpoena.



Twenty-six-year-old, Everald McCreath, who is charged with the November 2007 murder of 35-year-old mason Kirk Williams lamented the eight years he has been in custody.



However, he was remanded and is to return to court next week Monday when his trial is expected to begin.



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