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Cross examination of investigating officer in St Catherine triple murder case to continue today

Published:Wednesday | September 24, 2014 | 9:15 AM

The investigating officer in the case of the two fishermen charged with the murder of three children in a house on September 14, 2004 will be further cross-examined today at the trial in the Home Circuit Court.

Yesterday, retired sergeant of police Victor Smith testified that on the day of the incident he went to the premises where he saw the gruesome remains of three children.

He said the three bodies were clinging on to one another.

Rohan Mccarthy and Ricardo Britton are the accused in the case.

It is alleged that they threw gasolene around Pansy Henry's three-bedroom wooden house and then set it ablaze with a bottle torch.

Three of her children, five-year-old twin boys Tyrique and Tyrone Henry and three-year-old Moesha Lee perished in the fire.

The incident took place in a lane off Port Henderson Road, St Catherine.

The policeman testified that the accused men came to the station about 11:30 on the morning of September 14, 2004 and said they heard their names were being called in relation to the fire.

He said he requested the clothes they were wearing and the ones they were wearing the day before.

The clothes were handed over and the men were taken into custody.

The clothes were labelled and taken to the government forensic laboratory.

The men were subsequently arrested and charged.

Senior Puisne Judge Gloria Smith is presiding at the trial which began last week before a 12-member jury.

The men are being represented by attorneys-at-law, Gladstone Wilson and Keith Bishop.


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