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Cops charged in Mario Deane case for court tomorrow

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 1:33 PM

The continuation of the preliminary enquiry in the case of the three cops charged in relation to the death of St James construction worker, Mario Deane, has been pushed back to tomorrow.

When the matter was called up in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court this morning the court was informed by the prosecution that it needed time.

The case was then rescheduled for tomorrow and the cops’ bails were further extended.

Corporal Elaine Stewart and district constables Juliana Clevon and Marlon Grant are charged with manslaughter, misconduct in a public office, and perverting the course of justice.

It is alleged that the three police personnel were on duty at the time when Deane was beaten in a cell at a police lockup.

Three days later, Deane died in hospital on August 6, 2014

It is further alleged that Stewart gave instructions for the cell to be cleaned before the arrival of investigators from the Independent Commission of Investigations.