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Trial begins for cops in Boulevard murders

Published:Monday | October 29, 2012 | 1:29 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

The trial of the three policemen charged in connection with the December 2004 murders of two men who were abducted from a plaza on Washington Boulevard, St Andrew began this morning in the Home Circuit Court.

The trial started after a 12-member jury was empanelled.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Victor Barrett and constables Paul Edwards and Louie Lynch are charged with murder.

They were arrested and charged in June 2009.

It is alleged that some policemen drove to the parking lot at the plaza on December 23, 2004, where they accosted 20-year-old Kemar Walters of Kitson Town, St Catherine, and 35-year-old Oliver Duncan of Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11.

One of the men was said to be part of a car-stealing ring.

Both men have been missing since.

It is believed that they were abducted and subsequently murdered.

The policemen men are on bail.

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