Outstanding medical reports stall case against Mario Deane inmate
An outstanding medical report stalled the case against the two inmates, who reportedly attacked one of the suspects in the beating death of 31-year-old construction worker Mario Deane.
The inmates appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court today.
Thirty-nine-year-old Colin Malcolm and Omar Mitchell are charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, committed against Marvin Orr.
Their bails were extended to November 6 after presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie was told that the investigating officer had been unsuccessful in acquiring the medical certificate for the prosecution’s case file.
The allegations against Malcolm and Mitchell are that, on August 14, Orr was asleep in his cell at the Barnett Street Police Station, when he was awoken by voices.
It’s reported that one of the two defendants accused him of urinating in the passage and ordered him to clean it.
Mitchell then allegedly hit Orr’s head against the wall, and both men reportedly stepped in his stomach.
The alleged attack against Orr came more than a week after Mario Deane, who was initially taken into police custody for possession of a ganja spliff, was savagely beaten in his cell at the Barnett Street Police Station.
Deane subsequently died in hospital on Independence Day.
Orr and another inmate, Adrian Morgan, have been charged in connection with Deane’s death and their case will be mentioned on October 9.
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