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Death Squad Trial | Bullets don't match weapons taken from cops

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 2:09 PM

Nickoy Wilson, Gleaner Writer 

None of the four bullets recovered in relation to the 2011 murder of Andrew Bisson has been definitively linked to any of the guns used by the three murder-accused policemen.

This was revealed by lead prosecutor Queen's Counsel Caroline Hay this morning, who was responding to questions posed by trial judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.

The exchange was done in the absence of the jury.

Detective Corporal Kevin Adams, District Constable Howard Brown, and Constable Carl Bucknor are on trial for Bisson' s murder.

The court was told that two bullets and spent-shell casings were recovered at the scene.

Another two bullets were recovered during Bisson's autopsy.

The court was told that one bullet was taken from the spine of the deceased and the other from under his shirt.

The court heard that the guns taken from Adams and Bucknor were excluded from the forensic analysis because those weapons could not have fired the kinds of bullets recovered.

However, the prosecution noted that the spent-shell casings did match their guns.

Hay told the court that due to the state of the bullets, which are said to be hollow-point, positive matches to Brown's firearm could not be ascertained.

It was explained that hollow-point bullets tend to shell out on impact. 

This may pose a challenge in matching the bullet to the weapon.

Meanwhile, the court was told that the guns taken from the accused were not available.

The trial is continuing. 

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