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Cops linked to schoolgirl’s killing to return to court

Published:Friday | June 14, 2013 | 9:07 AM

The three members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force charged with the March 2012 murder of 16-year-old schoolgirl Vanessa Kirkland and the injury of six other civilians are to return to court today.

The three include woman Constable Anakay Bailey, represented by attorney Oswest Senior Smith and Dervin Hayles and Andrew Wayne Smith who are represented by attorney Peter Champagnie.

The three were granted $500,000 bail when they last appeared in the Home Circuit Court on May 27.

Several conditions of bail were also imposed on the JCF members.

In her ruling that the officers be charged, Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn had recommended that the matter be committed directly to the Home Circuit Court by way of a voluntary bill of indictment.

Her ruling came on May 15 after the Independent Commission of Investigations submitted its file on the matter on February 15.

Kirkland was among several occupants of a car which was chased by the police following an alleged robbery in Portmore, St Catherine, that ended with a reported shoot-out on Norman Lane in Kingston 13.


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