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Cops in 14-year-old murder case to go on trial today

Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The trial of the three policemen and former cop accused of the murders of two brothers 14 years ago is expected to begin today in the Home Circuit Court.

Going on trial are Deputy Superintendent Mevrald Smith, Corporals Byron Anderson and Lorie O'Gilvie and ex-policeman Altimont Shakes.

They were charged recently following a ruling from the Coroner’s Court.

It is alleged that in March 2001 a police team went to a house in Barbican, St Andrew to execute an arrest warrant.

The police team allegedly tried to force the door open after they knocked and got no response but were greeted with gunfire.

They say they returned the fire and the two brothers were fatally shot.

The police reported that they had recovered a firearm at the scene.