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Judge to make key ruling this morning in Boulevard murder trial

Published: Thursday November 8, 2012 | 7:40 am Comments 0

Justice Horace Marsh is to rule today whether he will allow defence lawyer Valerie Neita Robertson to continue the line of questions she attempted yesterday in the Boulevard murder trial.

Yesterday senior deputy director of public prosecutions Dirk Harrison said the questions Neita Robertson was asking the main crown witness could lead to a national security breach.

The witness, who is a former cop, had said he was attached to the Gang Intelligence Unit at the Organised Crime Investigation Division.

Harrison said the questions being asked by the witness under cross-examination were about the strategy of the unit.

Justice Marsh said he would not allow the questions.

Neita Robertson pointed out that the answers she was seeking to get were important to the defence of her client.

She was later allowed to make submissions in the absence of the jury and Justice Marsh is to rule on whether she will be allowed to ask the questions today.

The main witness has been testifying since last week at the trial of Assistant Superintendent Victor Barrett and Constables Paul Edwards and Louie Lynch.

They are charged for the murders of Oliver Duncan and Kemar Walters who were abducted from a plaza on Washington Boulevard, St Andrew in 2004 and have not been seen since.

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