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DEATH SQUAD TRIAL | Crown witness surprised by defence

Published:Wednesday | November 28, 2018 | 12:42 PM

Nickoy Wilson, Gleaner Writer

A crown witness, who testified to being at the scene where Andrew Bisson was killed, was taken by surprise this morning when a mechanic who he insisted was also present was brought into courtroom by the defence.

The witness testified about the alleged presence of the mechanic yesterday.

Detective Corporal Kevin Adams, District Constable Howard Brown and Constable Carl Bucknor are jointly charged with Bisson's September 5, 2011 murder.

Adams' attorney Valerie Neita Robertson, during her cross-examination in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston this morning, suggested to the witness that the mechanic was not at the scene.

“Did you and other INDECOM (Independent Commission of Investigations) officer go and visit (the mechanic)?" Neita Robertson asked.

The witness answered in the affirmative.

"Did (the mechanic) deny being there?" Neita Robertson asked, which was met with objection from the prosecution who said that this would be hearsay.

It was then that the mechanic was called into court.

The witness identified him as the mechanic who he said was at the scene of the murder.

The cross-examination of the witness by other defence attorneys is now under way.

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