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CAPI seeks funding for Mario Deane's burial

Published:Saturday | September 13, 2014 | 6:03 PM

The lobby group Citizens’ Action for Principles and Integrity (CAPI) has launched an initiative to help the family of Mario Deane meet his funeral expenses.

The initiative by CAPI comes amid reports that Deane’s family has refused the government’s offer to provide assistance.

In a statement today, CAPI’s co-convenor Dennis Meadows says the initiative has the family’s approval and called on 500 persons to come forward and donate $1,000 each to help ensure that Deane is laid to rest with dignity.

According to CAPI, the burial is set for next Sunday at the Mount Salem Seventh-day Adventist church in St James.

31-year-old Mario Deane died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay on Independence Day, three days after he was brutally beaten while in the custody of the Barnett Street Police for a ganja spliff.

Donations can be made to the family’s account using the account number 823837 at any branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia.

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