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Sentencing delayed for woman constable convicted of harbouring a fugitive

Published:Thursday | April 20, 2017 | 4:56 PM

WESTERN BUREAU:
The sentencing of the St James woman constable Kaye Falconer convicted of harbouring a fugitive has been delayed until May 31.

Falconer was expected to be sentenced today.

But when she appeared in court, her attorney, Adrian Dayes, told presiding judge Natalie Hart-Hines that arrangements were to be made for his client to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to help in determining her sentence.

Dayes also said the report would take several weeks to be completed.

The court was further told that Falconer’s social enquiry report, which had previously been prepared and submitted for the sentencing hearing, was to be copied and placed on the case file.

Hart-Hines then rescheduled the sentencing and extended Falconer's bail until he appearance.

Falconer was arrested and charged after an escaped inmate, Greg Taylor, was recaptured at her home in Glendevon, St James on February 24.

Taylor, who the police had described as dangerous had escaped custody at Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay under questionable circumstances on January 30, 2013.

She and other police personnel had also been charged in relation to Taylor's release from the lock-up at the, St James.