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Ex-cop accused of shooting common-law wife to go on trial 2015

Published:Thursday | October 2, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Former police sergeant Peter Murphy, who is accused of shooting and injuring his common-law wife, is to go on trial on March 9, 2015.

The date was set yesterday when the ex-cop appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court.

Murphy was also offered $600,000 bail with three sureties.

In applying for bail, Murphy’s attorney, Peter Champagnie, told the court that his client had been in custody since February.

Champagnie further told the court that the 57-year-old ex-cop has suffered two strokes and is diabetic.

Allegations are that on February 26 the complainant, who is the mother of Murphy's son, was in Greendale outside Spanish Town, when she was accosted by the ex-policeman, who was driving a motor car.

It is further reported that Murphy accused his common-law wife of being unfaithful.

An argument reportedly developed between the couple and Murphy allegedly used a gun and shot the woman.

Following investigations the ex-cop was arrested and later charged with wounding with intent.


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