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Court dismisses one of two rape charges against beaten Horizon inmate

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 1:34 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A parish judge has dismissed one of two rape charges brought against Carey Rose, the man who received three brutal beatings in a year at the Horizon Remand Correctional Centre in St Andrew.

According to his attorney, Hugh Thompson, the charge was dismissed following a no-case submission during committal proceedings before the St Catherine Parish Court yesterday.

However, Thompson said the second case has been adjourned for another date.

Rose has been in custody for close to four years.

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Last August, family members say Rose lost sight in his right eye, suffered a fractured skull, a broken left leg and a punctured left ear drum after he was beaten at Horizon.

In the second attack in May this year, Rose was reportedly slashed with a surgical blade by a fellow inmate and received 37 stitches.

READ: Inmate gets 37 stitches after second attack in a year 

Rose reportedly collapsed in court as a result of injuries sustained in the last beating, which occurred last month.

The Independent Commission of Investigations is probing the beatings.