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Cops charged for brothers deaths 14 years later

Published:Monday | October 26, 2015 | 10:43 PMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

A Deputy Superintendent is among three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and an ex-policeman who have been charged with murder arising from a 2001 incident in which two brothers were shot and killed in St Andrew.

Deputy Superintendent Mevrald Smith, corporals Byron Anderson and Lorie O'Gilvie along with ex-cop Altimont Shakes were arrested and charged following a verdict by the Coroner's Court.

The four were granted bail in the sum of $500,000 and ordered to surrender their travel documents when they appeared in the Home Circuit Court today.

They have also been ordered to report to the Constant Spring Police Station weekly.

It is alleged that they knocked on the door and got no response and proceeded to breach the lock.

The police reported that they were greeted with gunfire.

It is reported that they returned the fire and the brothers were found with gunshot wounds. 

They were later pronounced dead and the police report that a shotgun was seized at the seized.

However, it is further reported that an eyewitness contradicted the police's report.