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Cops freed of Tredegar Park double murder

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 6:26 PM

Two policemen were today freed of the August 13, 2010 murder of two men in Tredegar Park, St Catherine after the prosecution indicated that it had no witnesses.

Constable Kenneth Daley and Corporal David Hutchinson were on trial for the murders of Derrick 'Crab' Bolton and Rohan Dixon.

On the instruction of presiding judge Chief Justice Bryan Sykes, the jury returned a formal verdict of not guilty.

Bolton and Dixon were said to have been in a house playing video games when they were taken out by policemen and shot dead.

It is alleged that Constable Daley and Corporal Hutchinson were part of a team of heavily armed policemen who descended upon the Brooklyn community in Tredegar Park and took the deceased from their house.

The police had gone in search of men who had carried out a deadly rampage the night before killing eight people.

The police had claimed that the deceased were members of the St Catherine-based Clansman Gang.

Meanwhile, the defence insisted that the cops acted in self defence when the two men were shot dead.

The cops were represented by Queen's Counsel Valerie Neita-Robertson, Peter Champagnie and Kemar Robinson.

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