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Milton Welsh gets April 30 retrial date

Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2011 | 9:13 AM

Barbara Gayle, Staff Reporter

The retrial date for the People's National Party (PNP) activist, Milton 'Tony' Welsh, who is accused of murder has been set for Monday, April 30, 2012.

The date was set in the Home Circuit Court yesterday by Supreme Court judge Leighton Pusey.

This is the third time Welsh has faced trial for the same murder.

On the two previous occasions, the judges ordered a retrial after the juries failed to reach a unanimous verdict.

The PNP activist is accused of killing Damion Hussey, of Golden Spring, St. Andrew on January 15, 2006.

The police reported that on the day in question, men travelling in a bus were returning from a PNP rally, held for the official launch of the PNP presidential campaign for Dr. Peter Phillips.

When the bus reached Golden Spring in St. Andrew, stones were thrown at the vehicle and men reportedly came off the bus to inquire who was stoning the vehicle.

Hussey was reportedly standing in his yard when he was set upon and beaten by a group of men.

He was fatally stabbed during the mob attack.

Welsh was arrested and charged with the man’s murder following investigations.