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Cops and civilians charged with entertainer's murder granted bail

Published:Monday | September 22, 2014 | 9:04 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The three cops and two civilians charged with the murder of entertainer Robert 'Kentucky Kid' Hill were today granted bail when they appeared in the Home Circuit Court.




Corporal Uriel Anderson and Constables Gary Thomas and Norval Warren were each granted bail in the sum of $500,000 with surety.



They were ordered to report to the police station nearest to their home every Saturday.



The civilians, Marvia Morgan and Donovan Brown, were each granted $100,000 bail.



The bail applications were made by defense attorneys Carolyn Reid-Cameron, Valerie Neita Robertson, Peter Champagnie and Michele Clarke.



All five accused were ordered by Justice Carol Beswick to return to court on October 2.



The court was told that Brown made several calls to the police to inform them that Hill was planning to rob his cousin who was to meet the entertainer at a premises to purchase a car.



It further reported that on December 9, 2009 a team from the Constant Spring Police was dispatched to a premises in Ivy Green Crescent where on their arrival a man was seen exiting the front of a vehicle.



That man was later identified as Robert Hill.



The police say Hill pointed a gun at them and opened fire.



They say the fire was returned and Hill was hit.



The police had reported that they recovered an illegal gun and ammunition at the scene.



The police said Hill was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.



The court was told today that a forensic report showed that Hill’s hands had gunpowder residue.



The court was further informed that a ballistic report showed that the gun allegedly recovered from the scene was in good working order.



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