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More delays hit Kamoza Clarke case

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

Wednesday's absence of two of the defence attorneys for the five policemen implicated in the 2013 beating death of Kamoza Clarke resulted in the expected ruling on the defendants' fates being deferred until September 8, when they are again slated to appeared in the Trelawny Parish Court.

Sergeant Derrick Henry and district constables Alwayne Eccleston, Onecko Brown, Desmond Lawrence and Tristan Turner had their bails extended by presiding parish judge Ruth Lawrence, after Turner's attorney, Thomas Levine, requested the new court date to accommodate attorneys Oswest Senior-Smith and Ronald Parris, who were not able to attend yesterday.

Judge Lawrence had been expected to make a ruling on the submission of document bundles, which had previously been submitted before the court.

The ruling would have determined whether the case would be sent to the Trelawny Circuit Court, or if the charges against the five defendants would be altered.