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Constitutional Court reserve decision in motion brought by man held since 2013

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 11:51 AM

The Constitutional Court has reserved its decision in the motion brought by murder accused Mervin Cameron who has been in custody since 2013.

Cameron is asking the court to free him because his constitutional rights are being breached because of the delay in his case being tried.

 The court is expected to hand down its decision before the end of the year.

Cameron's preliminary hearing has not been completed because of absent witnesses.

He is charged jointly with Christopher Wilson for the murder of 43-year-old deputy chief of security at Jamaica Postal Service Barrington Davis and Syndia Patricia Barnswell.

They were kidnapped from Davis' home in St John's Heights, St Catherine.

The bodies were found with gunshot wounds a month later in bushes in Innswood, St Catherine.

Attorney-at-law Hugh Wildman, who is representing Cameron, has disclosed that he had to use his personal money to file the claim.

Wildman said the Legal Aid Council does not have funds for Constitutional challenges.