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Jamaican lawyer in Maurice Bishop murder trial dies

Published:Tuesday | February 3, 2015 | 2:16 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Jamaican lawyer, Glen Cruickshank, who participated in the famous Maurice Bishop murder trial in Grenada, died this morning.




Bishop is a former Grenadian Prime Minister, who was assassinated in 1983.



The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that Cruickshank, who appeared in the murder case with other Jamaican lawyers, had been ailing for sometime.



He is a former executive director of the Legal Aid Council.



He was appointed Queen's Counsel in February 2006 and has been a practising lawyer for more than 35 years.



The York Castle High past student studied law in England and was successful in many legal cases in Jamaican and the Cayman Islands.



He also appeared in cases with eminent lawyer, the late Ian Ramsay and former Public Defender, Howard Hamilton.



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