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Mario Deane matter getting more curious, says MP Raymond Pryce

Published:Friday | August 15, 2014 | 12:29 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Government member Raymond Pryce has weighed in on the Mario Deane beating death saying the matter is getting more curious following the beating of one of the accused killer-inmates.

Marvin Orr, one of the inmates charged with Deane's murder at the Barnett Street Police Station in St James was yesterday beaten by other inmates at the lock-up.

Member of Parliament Pryce says the development is shameful.

Commanding officer for St James, Superintendent Egbert Parkins said Orr, had to be rushed to Cornwall Regional Hospital after suffering bruises and a head swelling.

According to his medical report, Orr is a schizophrenic and should be supervised in a therapeutic environment.

In the meantime, Acting Commissioner Glenmore Hinds says both Orr and the other accused, Adrian Morgan have been transferred to the Spanish Town District Prison for a psychiatric evaluation.

Mario Deane's family insists that doctors told them that the police reported the he was injured after falling from a bunk bed.

However, the official police report says Deane was beaten by inmates at the Barnett Street Police Station in St James on August 3, hours after he was detained for possession a ganja spliff.

He died at hospital on August 6, after suffering multiple brain injuries along with other facial and head damage.

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