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Crown to close case next week in manslaughter trial of Mark Amos

Published:Friday | November 20, 2015 | 11:20 PM

Eight witnesses have so far testified in the Hanover Circuit Court at the manslaughter trial of 26-year-old land surveyor Mark Amos.

Amos is charged with five counts of manslaughter arising from his June 8, 2012 crash along the North Coast High Way in Trelawny which claimed the lives of five people.

The five people were travelling in a taxi when Amos collided with the vehicle in the vicinity of the William Knibb High School.

Amos should have been tried in the Trelawny Circuit Court but his lawyer Bert Samuels applied for a  change of venue and the application was granted.

The Crown, represented by Crown Counsel Sophia Thomas, is alleging that Amos was overtaking when the collision took place but Amos is denying the allegations.

Amos is on bail pending the outcome of the trial which began last week Monday before a seven-member jury.

The Crown is expected to close its case next week.

Justice Sharon George is presiding at the trial which will continue on Monday.