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Man jailed for seven years without bail or trial, lawyer frustrated

Published:Tuesday | October 15, 2013 | 8:37 AM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

Attorney-at-Law Diane Jobson, who is representing a man who has been in custody for seven years without facing trial, says the justice system has failed her client.

Jobson has scoffed at the courts mission statement of a timely delivery of a high standard of justice for all.

She says that promise has been unfilled in many of the cases before the courts.

Lynford Allen, who Jobson represents, has been before the Home Circuit Court since 2006.

Allen’s case was set for trial yesterday but had to be put off to February 17 next year because a murder case which started two weeks ago has not been completed.

Jobson said she was going to make an application in November for Allen to be granted bail.

She pointed out that Allen’s case has been set for trial 18 times but had been adjourned for various reasons.

Allen was charged jointly with several other men for the 2005 murder of financial analyst Jamie Lue.

The other men were freed earlier this year as the Crown did not have sufficient evidence to prove its case against them.


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