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Judge orders subpoena for medical doctor in 'death squad' trial

Published:Monday | February 20, 2017 | 6:58 PM
Dr Desmond Brennan is to be subpoenaed to attend court Tuesday.

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The High Court judge presiding over the so-called police death squad trial has ordered that a subpoena be issued for medical doctor Dr Desmond Brennan to attend court and give evidence tomorrow.

Justice Jennifer Straw also instructed an investigator from the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) to collect the subpoena and have it served on Brennan.

The subpoena was ordered at the request of prosecutor Melonie Domville, who told the court she has not been able to contact the medical doctor for several days.

Police constables Roan Morrison and Collis 'Chucky' Brown, are on trial in the Home Circuit Court for murder and wounding with intent.

They were arrested and charged by INDECOM in connection with a shooting incident in May Pen, Clarendon in February 2010 in which 20-year-old Phaebian Dinnal was shot and killed and another man injured.

Earlier today, the court heard a tearful testimony from Dinnal's mother Annette Smith.

Smith recounted that she last saw her first son on February 13, 2010, the same day he was shot and killed.

She said Dinnal was at the family's May Pen home doing household chores before leaving at 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

Responding to questions from Brown's lead attorney Norman Godfrey, Smith acknowledged that she had another child, Anthony Dinnal, who was also killed.

The trial continues Tuesday.