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Bail extended for murder accused

Published:Saturday | August 16, 2014 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

The case against Odamion Davis, who is charged with the 2013 shooting death of Flankers resident Oneil 'Yankee' Brown in St James, has been deferred to September 24, due to the absence of the investigating officer from court.

Twenty-four-year-old Davis, who is of Providence Heights in Flankers, had his bail extended following his appearance in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday when the court was told that the investigating officer had gone on leave.

The allegations are that on November 30, 2013, four men went to Brown's home, following which explosions were heard. Brown was later found lying in a pool of blood inside his house. Subsequent police investigations led to Davis being arrested and charged in connection with the murder.

"If it pleases your honour, the investigating officer went on vacation leave," clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm told presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie when Davis's case was called up on Tuesday.

The court was not told when the officer's vacation leave had begun, or when he would be expected to return to work.

"This matter is set for the 24th of September. Your bail is extended until then," Tie told Davis.

- Christopher Thomas