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Bail extended for cops charged with Mario Deane's death

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The St. James Parish Court has further extended the bails of the three cops who are charged in relation of the death of construction worker Mario Deane.

When the matter was called up today, the court was informed that one of the prosecution's anticipated witnesses, who was given a psychiatric assessment, has been found to be unfit to give evidence.

The case was then scheduled for mention on June 13.

The accused, Corporal Elaine Stewart and district constables Juliana Clevon and Marlon Grant, are charged with manslaughter, misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

The cops were charged after Deane died in hospital on August 6, 2014, following an alleged beating he received while in custody at the Barnett Street lock-up in Montego Bay.

It is alleged that the three cops were on duty at the station at the time of the incident.

It is further alleged that Stewart gave instructions for the cell to be cleaned before the arrival of investigators from the Independent Commission of Investigations.