CUBAN LIGHT BULB TRIAL: Additional material that could be of evidentiary value discovered
Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
The former head of the police cybercrimes unit sergeant Patrick Linton this morning revealed that he has discovered additional material that could be of evidentiary value on a thumb drive allegedly taken from an apartment that was occupied by former junior minister Kern Spencer.
As a result, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey granted an application by prosecutors to have the thumb drive downloaded a fresh.
Pusey also ordered prosecutors to upload the full content of the thumb drive to a compact disc and have it delivered to defense attorneys and indicate what aspect of it they intend to rely on.
However, immediately defense attorney K.D. Knight signaled that he was not happy with the new development.
Knight complained that with the prosecution now close to ending their case, he is being provided with unknown documents.
He said apart from being sloppy, this is unfair to the defense as it deprives them the opportunity of preparing an entire case.
Spencer and co-accused Colleen Wright are on trial for money laundering and illicit enrichment arising from the implementation of the Cuban light bulb programme.
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