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Five-year-old case involving 'Dog Paw' makes another trek to court

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 8:28 AM

The murder trial involving alleged gang leader Christopher 'Dog Paw' Linton and his co-accused, which has been delayed on numerous occasions, goes back to the Home Circuit Court today. 

The case did not start when it was last called before the Home Circuit Court in March. 

The case, which has been before the courts since 2010, has been hit by jury shortages and more recently the unavailability of witnesses. 

Dog Paw, 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.