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​Deaf-mute man charged in Mario Deane murder to learn fate today

Published:Friday | July 28, 2017 | 10:29 AM

Presiding High Court Justice Vivienne Harris is today expected to hand down a ruling in relation to Damion Cargill, one of the three inmates charged with murder in relation to the 2014 death of Mario Deane.

The matter has been adjourned several times in the St James Parish Court.

Cargill is a deaf-mute and at a special hearing it was determined that he was unfit to enter a plea.

The court has the power to either place him under special supervision or remand him to police custody.

Cargill was charged along with fellow inmates Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan on allegations that they beat Mario Deane while they were in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station in St James.

The alleged beating happened on August 3, 2014.

Deane died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital three days later.