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Policeman's weapon allegedly linked to shooting of hospital patient

Published:Friday | April 4, 2014 | 9:03 AM

Crystal Harrison, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

It has been revealed that one of the bullets that killed Adif Washington, who is believed to be the victim of an extra-judicial killing, came from the service weapon of Detective Corporal Kevin Adams.




Head of the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Terrence Williams made the revelation yesterday when Adams and two other policemen reappeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on murder charges.



Williams also told the court that based on a pathologist report, shots were fired at close range and the deceased man was lying on the ground when he was killed.



Washington was shot and killed while recuperating at the surgical ward at the May Pen Hospitalon January 14, 2013.



The attack came two days after he was shot and injured while returning from the Milk River Police station as a condition of his bail.



In addition to Washington’s murder, Detective Corporal Adams is also charged in relation to the killings of Anthony Trought on February 13, 2012; Andrew Bisson on September 5, 2011; and Sylvester Gallimore on May 5, 2011.



The other policemen before the court on murder charges are Constables Carl Bucknor and Jerome Whyte.



Constable Bucknor has been charged with the murder of Andrew Bisson on September 5, 2011 while Constable Jerome Whyte has been charged with the murder of Anthony Trought on February 13, 2012.



In court yesterday, attorney-at-law Valerie Neita Robertson, who is representing Adams and Churchhill Neita, the lawyer for Constables Bucknor and Whyte, applied for bail.



However, the application was turned down by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey.



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