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Trial for cop charged with murder of pregnant woman, among two cases postponed

Published:Monday | May 16, 2016 | 12:08 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The murder trial of a policeman who shot and killed a pregnant woman in St Thomas four years ago was postponed in the Home Circuit Court this morning.

Kay-Ann Lamont was shot twice during an alleged altercation with Corporal Dwayne Smart after she was accosted for using indecent language in Yallahs, St Thomas.

READ: Pregnant woman shot dead in police confrontation, another injured

Smart is scheduled to stand trial on October 17.

Meanwhile, another murder trial involving two other policemen was also postponed in the Home Circuit Court this morning.

The accused are Corporal David Hutchinson and Constable Kenneth Daley who are charged with two counts of murder arising from the shooting deaths of two men in Tredegar Park, St Catherine in 2010.

READ: Controversy over Tredegar Park police shooting

The men - Jerome Williams, otherwise called 'Crab' and a another called 'Kevin' or 'Bilbo' were shot while a police team was allegedly pursuing gunmen believed to have been involved in the slaying of eight persons in the community.

READ: Eight shot dead in Tredegar Park

The policemen were charged following a ruling by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.