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Keith Clarke case stalls again

Published:Monday | February 8, 2016 | 2:51 PM
Clarke was shot 20 times, with the majority of the wounds located on his back.

The trial of the three Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers charged with the murder of businessman Keith Clarke has again stalled in the Home Circuit Court.

The matter was again called up in court today but had to be put off because of the unavailability of lawyers and the ongoing West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. 

The case was put off until March 18, when a trial date is expected to be set. 

The trial of Lance Corporals Greg Tingling and Odel Buckley and Private Arnold Henry was scheduled to start today.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has indicated that it is ready to proceed.

However, the lawyers representing the accused men are participating in the enquiry, which is due to end on February 19. 

Clarke was shot several times inside his home in East Kirkland Heights, St Andrew by members of the security forces in May 2010.

The soldiers were in search of then fugitive, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

A post-mortem report indicated that Clarke, who was the brother of former government minister Claude Clarke, was shot 20 times, with the majority of the wounds located on his back.