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Main witness recalled at 'death squad' trial

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 7:03 PM

The main prosecution witness in the so-called police death squad trial returned to the witness stand today, testifying how he pointed out Corporal Roan Morrison as the person who shot and killed a Clarendon man in February 2010.

The witness, whose name is being withheld, was recalled by prosecutors to give evidence about an identification parade he attended at the Constant Spring Police Station in 2014.

Corporal Morrison and Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown are on trial for murder and wounding with intent.

They were arrested and charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) following a shooting incident in May Pen, Clarendon on February 13, 2010 in which 20-year-old Phaebian Dinnal was killed and another man injured.

The witness testified that he visited the Constant Spring Police Station on July 11, 2014 and was taken to a room.

He said he was shown four men seated on a mattress and pointed out Corporal Morrison in the presence of a Justice of the Peace and other members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The witness testified that before entering the room he was asked if he knew why he was at the police station to which he replied "I am here for an identification parade to identify Mr Morrison who killed Phaebian,"

The witness is to be cross-examined tomorrow by the attorneys for both accused policemen.