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Defence begins closing arguments in 'death squad' trial

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 5:27 PM

The attorney for one of the policemen before the court in the so-called death squad trial has argued that the main prosecution witness is damaged beyond repair.

Attorney-at-law Norman Godfrey, who is representing Constable Collis ‘Chucky’ Brown, today told the seven-member jury, that the physical evidence in the case does not accord with the evidence of the main witness.

Godfrey was making his closing argument in the Home Circuit Court. 

He says the witness, whose name is being withheld, has given about three different version of events and is now asking the jurors to play ‘eeny meeny miny moe’. 

As an example, Godfrey pointed to evidence presented during the three-week-old trial that human blood was along the roadway where the shooting occured and compared it with the evidence of the main witness that the roadway was lined with cars on both sides.

Godfrey is to continue his closing argument on Monday.

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

They were arrested and charged by the Independent Commission of Investigations 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.