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Jury in 'death squad' trial begin deliberations

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 11:53 AM

The seven-member jury in the so-called police death squad trial has started deliberations.

Justice Jennifer Straw, who is presiding over the trial, completed her direction to them this morning.

Justice Straw told the jury that they should arrive at a verdict based on the evidence before them.

She also told them that, if possible, their verdict must be unanimous.

Corporal Roan 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 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 police claim the men were killed after cops were fired on.

However, the prosecution has rejected that claim.