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Shrewsbury murder case set for mention November 2

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 7:00 AMChristopher Thomas

The case against the two policemen who are facing murder charges arising from the shooting deaths of three family members in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, in 2013, has been pushed back to the next sitting of the Trelawny Circuit Court in November.

Constables Kenroy Hines and Damane Campbell, who were charged in connection with the March 15, 2013 deaths of brothers Andrew and Triston Brydson and their cousin, Kingsley Green, were given the new court date and had their bails extended when they appeared before presiding High Court Justice Sarah Thompson-James last Friday.

When the matter came up for mention in the Trelawny Circuit Court, the court was told that the prosecution was having difficulty setting a trial date for the two accused policemen.

It was also disclosed that an application would be made for an extension of the next sitting of the circuit court, to facilitate the matter being tried.

 

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Subsequently, Justice Thompson-James set the case to be mentioned during the circuit court's next session.

"This case is traversed and set for mention on November 2, for a trial date to be set. Gentlemen, your bails are extended until then," Thompson-James told Hines and Campbell.

The Brydson brothers and Green were killed in Shrewsbury, Westmoreland, by a police team which claimed the men had engaged them in a shoot-out. The police's account was hotly disputed by residents and relatives of the men, who staged several days of protest demanding justice.