Mon | Apr 19, 2021

Trial postponed for Coke clan, others

Published:Thursday | April 8, 2021 | 12:27 AM
Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is led away by law-enforcement officials at Westchester County Airport in New York in 2010.
Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is led away by law-enforcement officials at Westchester County Airport in New York in 2010.

Three relatives of incarcerated Tivoli Gardens don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke and four others who were charged in connection to the death of an alleged gangster from Denham Town in 2018 were further remanded on Wednesday after their trial was postponed to April 19 in the Home Circuit Court.

The seven accused were charged following the March 12 killing of Patrick Davis, who is believed to have been the leader of the Scream Corner Gang in Denham Town.

Those charged are Coke’s brother and son, Andrew Leighton ‘Livity’ Coke and Michael ‘Titty Man’ Coke, as well as Dudus’ youngest brother, Lanchester ‘Bramma T’ Coke, along with David ‘Alien’ Biggs, Wayne ‘Ratty’ Page, Lesha Jones, and Delmarco Cephas.

The accused woman is charged with murder, while Andrew is charged with conspiracy to murder.

Lanchester and Michael are both charged with illegal possession of firearm, while the remaining accused are charged with illegal possession of ammunition.

The trial was scheduled to start on Wednesday, but when the matter was mentioned, the prosecution requested further time because of the unavailability of a witness.

The court was also informed that one of the attorneys in the matter had contracted the coronavirus, causing the matter to be rescheduled.

According to allegations, Davis was lured to a Kingston hotel by Jones and was abducted. His body was later found dumped in Rockfort, east Kingston.

Following an investigation, the accused were arrested and charged.

tanesha.mundle@gleanerjm.com