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Five-year-old case involving 'Dog Paw' fails to get underway again

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 12:33 PM

The murder trial involving alleged gang leader Christopher 'Dog Paw' Linton and his co-accused, has again failed to get underway in the Home Circuit Court.

The matter has been before the court since 2010.

A new trial date has been set for June 24.

This morning, one of the lawyers in the case complained that this is the sixth trial date for the case.

The attorney also complained that witnesses have never been brought before the court.

The court ordered that witnesses in the case should appear before the court on Wednesday for them to be bound over.

The prosecution has indicated that it intends to call 13 civilian witnesses.

Linton,  Donald Allen and Yannick Ellis are accused of the 2010 murders of a man, a mother and her son.

It is alleged that on December 19, 2010, Linton and his co-accused murdered Marnest Hylton as well as Dania Forbes and her six-year-old son Johleme McKay in Bedward Gardens, August Town, St Andrew.

Fire was set to the house in which the three were sleeping.

Linton is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for shooting at a police team in Tavern, St Andrew in April 2010.