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Cop's murder trial pushed back

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2012 | 9:02 AM

The murder trial of Police Constable Rushon Hamilton has been pushed back to June 18.

The matter should have gotten underway in the Home Circuit Court yesterday but the court was told that Hamilton’s lawyer Valerie Neita Robertson was unavailable because she is involved in another case.

The policeman, who has been in custody since 2008, was then further remanded

Constable Hamilton is accused of the October 2008 murder of Jhaneel Goulbourne, who was 14-years-old at the time.

The Crown is alleging that Jhaneel was sexually molested on October 4, 2008, at the Elletson Road Police Station in Kingston.

A report was made to the police on October 10, 2008, and Hamilton was subsequently arrested and charged with carnal abuse and indecent assault.

The girl went missing from her home in Harbour View, St. Andrew, a few weeks after she made the report to the police, and has not been seen since.

It is alleged that she was standing at her gate when she was abducted.

The policeman was later arrested and charged for murder.