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Horizon inmate hospitalised after third beating in a year

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 6:56 AM
Horizon

 Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

For the second time in less than a month Carey Rose has suffered another "savage" beating at the Horizon Adult Remand Correctional Centre in St Andrew, his lawyer, Hugh Thompson, has revealed.

According to Thompson, the latest beating – the third since last August – was so severe that Rose was unable to speak when he appeared in the Spanish Town Parish Court yesterday.

"In fact, while the judge was enquiring into it (how he was beaten) he collapsed and had to be taken away in a police vehicle to the Spanish Town Hospital," Thompson told The Gleaner.

"Another savage beating was administered to him. He came to court bleeding, battered and bruised," Thompson added.

Rose's mother Marjorie Jones was inconsolable last night as family members reported that he was unconscious.

The attack on Rose last month also came on the same day he was scheduled to attend court.

In that attack, his attorney and family members said he was slashed with a surgical blade by fellow inmates and required 37 stitches.

The first attack on Rose, who has been charged with rape, came in August last year, family members say.

Jones told The Gleaner at the time that her son suffered a fractured skull and lost sight in his right eyes as a result of that beating.

The Independent Commission of Investigations  (INDECOM) has launched a probe into the beatings and according to Thompson that's what has triggered the latest beating.