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Cops fingered in Boulevard murders to be tried in Oct

Published:Friday | April 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The trial of the three policemen charged in connection with the December 2004 murders of two men who were abducted from a plaza on Washington Boulevard in St Andrew is to start on October 15 in the Home Circuit Court.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Victor Barrett and constables Paul Edwards and Louie Lynch are charged with murder. They were arrested and charged in June 2009.

The allegations are that the policemen drove to the parking lot at the plaza on December 23, 2004, where they accosted 20-year-old Kemar Walters of Kitson Town, St Catherine, and 35-year-old Oliver Duncan of Olympic Gardens, Kingston 11.

One of the men was said to be part of a car-stealing ring involving members of the police force. Both men have been missing since. It is believed that they were abducted and subsequently murdered.

The case was set for trial on April 16 but had to be taken off the trial list because Barrett had not settled his legal representation.

When the case was mentioned this week, the court was informed that Queen's Counsel K. Churchill Neita and attorney-at-law Oswest Senior Smith were representing Barrett.

The policemen men are on bail.

barbara.gayle@gleanerjm.com