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Major development expected in 'death squad' trial

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 9:29 AM

There could be a major development when the so-called police death squad trial resumes in the Home Circuit Court today.

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that prosecutors are to make an application to have a statement by accused police Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown admitted into evidence.

The statement was given to the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) and is believed to contain damning allegations involving members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Justice Jennifer Straw, who is presiding over the trial, is to hear legal arguments from prosecutors and defence attorneys in private before ruling on the application.

Constable Brown and Corporal Roan Morrison are on trial for murder and wounding with intent.

They were arrested and charged by 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 wounded.