Mon | Dec 18, 2017

Death squad trial delayed for constable 'Chucky' Brown as new witness is located

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 2:14 PM

Prosecutors today indicated that they have located a new witness who is to give evidence in the so-called death squad trial of Police Constable Collis 'Chucky' Brown.

Prosecuting attorney, Caroline Hay confirmed, too, that additional charges of attempted murder and wounding with intent have been filed against Brown.

The new developments have resulted in the postponement of Brown's double murder trial, which was set to get underway in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston today.

Hay who is prosecuting on behalf of the Independent Commission of Investigations revealed, in court, that the new witness was located last month and has already provided a statement.

"So we are not ready for trial," she said.

The trial is now set for January 22 next year, but Constable Brown will return to court on October 11 when his attorney, Norman Godfrey is expected to apply for bail.

Brown has been charged with the deaths of three persons in two separate incidents and Hay indicated that she will oppose bail.