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April trial date for men in Bunny Francis case

Published:Friday | October 18, 2013 | 4:57 PM

An April 28 trial date has been set for the men accused of the murder of prominent businessman Roderick 'Bunny' Francis.

They are 42-year-old Carlos Batista, 27-year-old George Gardner, 36-year-old Sheldon Watson, and Newton Welsh.

Francis was shot and killed while leaving his house in Queensway, St Andrew in June 2011.

The prosecution is alleging that his murder was a contract killing.

The three men are to remain in police custody until the trial date next year.


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