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Judge to rule tomorrow on application in 'Chucky' Brown case

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 2:59 PM

Justice Vivienne Harris, who is presiding at the trial of policeman Collis 'Chucky' Brown in the so-called police death squad case, is to rule tomorrow on an application to have charges in the matters tried separately.

Brown is being tried in the Gun Court for the shooting death of Damoy Dawkins during an incident in January 2009.

He is also charged with murders of Dwayne Douglas and Andrew Fearon in December 2012.

The application was made by Brown's attorney, which is being opposed by the prosecution.

This morning, Justice Harris adjourned the proceedings to consider written submissions from the parties in the case indicating that she would return with a decision by the latest 12:15 p.m in the afternoon.

On her return, she opted to hear oral submissions, and on the recommendation of the prosecution, asked the media to leave the courtroom citing the sensitivity of the matter.

Justice Harris indicated that a ruling on the submissions would be made tomorrow morning after which the jury will be empanelled.

The trial, which was scheduled to begin today, experienced a hiccup last week Monday following a security issue at the Supreme Court which resulted in the building being evacuated for several hours.

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