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Judge reserves decision in constable's murder case

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2013 | 6:20 PM

Gareth Davis Sr, Gleaner Writer


Detective Constable Lincoln McCoy, who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Jessica King, on August 14 near the Errol Flynn Marina in Portland, will know on Tuesday whether he will be granted bail.

McCoy, who appeared in the Port Antonio Resident Magistrate (RM) Court at Bryans Bay on Friday, was ordered remanded by the RM, who indicated that time was needed to review and carefully consider a psychiatric evaluation report, which was done on the policeman.

The psychiatric evaluation was presented in court on Friday and contains, among other things, that McCoy was mentally unstable and deranged.

It is against that background that the RM has reserved judgment until Tuesday, after arguing also that McCoy, who had earlier attempted to take his own life, might again be tempted to do so if he is offered bail.

McCoy’s attorney, Christopher Townsend, also made an passionate appeal for bail on behalf of his client, who he claims is remorseful and is not a flight risk.

The policeman allegedly shot his girlfriend, Jessica King, three times in front of several witnesses near the entrance to the Errol Flynn marina in Port Antonio on the afternoon of August 14, before turning the gun on himself.

It is reported that the two were in a longstanding common-law relationship, which later turned sour.

He is to re-appear in the Port Antonio RM Court on Tuesday, October 1, when the court will decide if he is to be offered bail.


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