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Case against suspects In UTech graduate, businessman abduction fails to get underway

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2014 | 5:41 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The case against the three suspects charged in relation to the October abduction of two men from their Kirkland Heights, St Andrew premises failed to get underway today because of the non-submission of relevant reports by the police.

Twenty-seven-year-old businessman, Curtis Martin, and 25-year-old University of Technology graduate, Mario Daley, were abducted from their home at gunpoint on October 21.

The police say there is still no information to suggest the whereabouts of the men.

Dionne Mitchell and Damion Lawrence from Papine, St Andrew and Evon Simmonds from a Waterhouse address also in St Andrew, were charged with robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of a firearm.

An additional charge of illegal possession of a firearm was brought against Simmonds, after a weapon was found at his house in a separate investigation.

The three are to return to the Corporate Area Gun Court in downtown, Kingston on February 13.

The outstanding cell site and forensic reports are expected to be ready at the next date.

Bail applications are also expected to be renewed for the three suspects.

The suspects were held in November following several raids across Kingston, St Andrew and St Catherine.

The police have been working with overseas partners to nab the alleged mastermind, who is a Jamaican businessman.


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