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Cop charged with murder of cookshop operator granted $300,000 bail

Published:Wednesday | February 12, 2014 | 1:15 PM

Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Special Constable Leighton Rose, the policeman charged with the murder of Orange Villa cookshop operator, Robert Jackson, has been granted bail in the amount of $300,000.

Rose appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this morning.

He is to return on March 12.

The court has ordered him to surrender his travel documents and stay away from Orange Villa and its environs.

In court this morning, Terrence Williams, the head of the Independent commission of Investigations (INDECOM), outlined that on the day of the incident, Rose was allegedly pursuing an individual, when Jackson came out to discard garbage.

Witnesses say Jackson was unarmed and that Rose went into the kitchen and shot him.

Witnesses also claim that Rose returned to his vehicle with a bag, claiming he had discovered a firearm.

Cavelle Johnston, one of the lawyers representing the accused man, told the court that during the 161 questions put to her client, the theory of the court had not been told to him in large part.


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