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Lack of courtrooms force more delays in start of 'Dog Paw' case

Published:Tuesday | December 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

The issue of the lack of courtrooms has forced another delay in the highly anticipated murder trial of alleged gang leader Christopher 'Dog Paw' Linton.

Dog Paw, who is accused of killing a mother and her son four years ago is jointly charged with Donald Allen and Yannick Ellis. 

They were remanded following their appearance in the Home Circuit Court yesterday. 

The trial could not start as the courtroom scheduled for the case was being used for another trial.

The case, which has been before the courts more than two years, is now set for May 16 next year. 

It is alleged that on December 19, 2010, Linton and his co-accused murdered Dania Forbes, Marnest Hylton and six-year-old Johleme McKay in Bedward Gardens in August Town, St Andrew.

The house in which the three were sleeping was set on fire.

Linton is serving a 15-year prison sentence for shooting at a police team in Tavern, St Andrew in April 2010.