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Alleged Tredegar killer cops get bail

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2013 | 1:17 PM

The two policemen charged with the 2010 murders of two men in Tredegar Park, St Catherine have been offered bail.



Corporal David Hutchinson and Constable Kenneth Daley were each offered bail in the sum of $700,000 each with one to four sureties when they appeared before Supreme Court judge Bryan Sykes this morning.



However, Justice Sykes ruled that the two accused must each pay $350,000 in cash before taking up bail.



Several conditions of bail were also imposed.



Hutchinson is being represented by Valerie Neita-Roberston while Daley’s attorney is Peter Champagnie.



Following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) the policemen were today charged with two counts of murder for the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Derrick Bolton and Rohan Dixon on Brooklyn Lane, Thompson Pen, Spanish Town, on August 13, 2010.



The DPP, Paula Llewellyn, has also recommended that the matter be committed directly to the Home Circuit Court, by way of a Voluntary Bill of Indictment.



The two men were allegedly shot by the police while the cops were reportedly chasing gunmen who earlier killed eight persons in Tredegar Park, St Catherine.



The two cops were among eight who had unsuccessfully took a motion to the Constitutional Court challenging an order from INDECOM to give statements on the police operation at the time.



INDECOM said it received the DPP’s ruling on June 17, five months after submitting a file on the investigations.



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