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Inmates charged in Mario Deane case for court November

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 3:39 PMChristopher Thomas

A November 27 mention date has been set for the case against Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, who are the inmates charged in connection with the death of St James construction worker Mario Deane.

The men’s medical records are to be brought before the court by that time.

Orr and Morgan, who are both mentally challenged, were remanded in custody following their latest appearance before presiding High Court Justice Glen Brown yesterday.

The men were charged with Mario Deane's death after he was beaten while in custody at the Barnett Street police lock-up on August 3, 2014.

A third accused, fellow inmate Damion Cargill, who is deaf-mute and suffers from mental challenges, was released from police custody and into the care of his relatives by the court in July.

Deane, who was 31 years old at the time and had been in custody for possession of a ganja spliff, died three days later at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.