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Cop supports testimony of former colleague at Boulevard trial

Published:Friday | November 9, 2012 | 12:34 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

A policeman was this morning called to the witness stand in the trial of the three policemen charged for the murders of St Andrew men Kemar Walters and Oliver Duncan.

Duncan and Walters were abducted from a plaza along Washington Boulevard in St Andrew in 2004.

The witness corroborated the testimony of a former cop who had been on the witness stand since last week.

The former cop had testified that Walters and Duncan were handcuffed and placed into an unmarked police vehicle before they were taken away from the plaza.

This morning, the policeman told the court that on the afternoon of December 23, 2004 he saw two men being placed in a red Honda motorcar which was parked on the plaza.

He said he also saw a blue Honda CR-V in the plaza at the time.

The policeman said the men, who were handcuffed, were being held by two men, who had firearms.

The policeman identified one of the men as Corporal Lawrence Clayton.

He said afterwards, a white Toyota motorcar drove up and a man came out and went to speak with Corporal Clayton.

He said shortly after that, he saw both the red Honda Civic motorcar and the blue Honda CR-V leaving the plaza.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Victor Barrett and Constables Louie Lynch and Paul Edwards are accused of the murders of Walters and Duncan.

The Crown is alleging that there was a common plot between Edwards and Lynch that the other accused, Barrett, covered up the incident.

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