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Lawyer to take Mario Deane case to international court

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2015 | 6:41 PM

Attorney-at-law Michael Lorne says he will not allow the fraud charges against him to slow down his pursuit of justice for Mario Deane.

He says he will be taking the case to an international court.

The attorney says he is working with lawyers based overseas to prepare the necessary legal documents to file the paperwork.

While declining to go into details, Lorne says he believes the family of Mario Deane has a better chance of getting justice if the matter is placed before an international judicial body.

The attorney says he is not convinced that the police are doing all they can to bring those responsible for Deane’s death to justice.


Attorney at Law Michael Lorne

Mario Deane died in hospital last year August from injuries from an alleged beating he received while in a police lock up.

The 31-year-old construction worker was in police custody in relation to the possession of a ganja spliff.

Deane’s death ignited much public outcry with Jamaicans at home and aboard staging protests calling for justice.

Following investigations, three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, who were on duty at the time of the alleged beating, were handed multiple charges including manslaughter.

And two inmates were also charged.