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Cop arrested in murder of policewoman not pointed out at ID parade

Published:Tuesday | May 17, 2016 | 5:43 PM

 Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A witness has failed to identify the police constable who was taken into custody in connection with the slaying of his colleague, Corporal Judith Williams.

As a result, his attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, said he will now be seeking to have the constable released.

“I don’t see any reason for his continued detention in the absence of any other process,” Champagnie told The Gleaner.

Attempts to get a comment from Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, who heads the Criminal  Investigations Branch, were unsuccessful.

The female corporal, who was attached to the Office of Police Commissioner Dr Carl Williams, was shot several times last month moments after she left her east Kingston home for work.

The police, through a statement released by its Corporate Communications Unit two weeks ago, revealed that the constable was one of two persons in custody in connection with Williams’ death.

He is scheduled to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court tomorrow in an unrelated case.

The constable was charged for assault arising from an incident with his female companion nearly a year ago.