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Chik-V hits fishermen's murder case for the third time

Published:Thursday | October 9, 2014 | 1:04 PM

The chikungunya virus has for the third time, forced the adjournment of the case involving three fishermen who are on trial for the 2004 murder of three children in Portmore, St Catherine.

The defence was expected to begin its case this morning in the Home Circuit Court.

However, one of the 12 jurors is reportedly suffering from chikungunya-like symptoms.

Justice Gloria Smith has put off the case until Monday.

The prosecution closed its case on Tuesday.

It is being alleged that on September 14, 2004, Rohan McCarthy and Ricardo Britton threw gasolene around Pansy Henry's three-bedroom wooden house and lit it 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 two men were arrested and charged, following investigations by the police.

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