'Dog Paw' gun case put off

Paul Henry

Thursday, August 16, 2012    

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THE gun trial of Christopher Linton, the reputed leader of the Dog Paw Gang, yesterday stalled in the High Court Division of the Gun Court.

The trial, which started in June, was scheduled to continue yesterday, but the court was told that two prosecution witnesses were not available. As a result, the case was rescheduled for September 6 and 7. The Crown was said to be close to concluding its case.

Linton, who goes by the alias Dog Paw, is being tried on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm that was allegedly found in a refrigerator at a house in August Town, St Andrew, where he was held on January 24 last year.

At the time Linton was held he was accused of holding two women who occupied the house as hostage, while trying to elude a massive police/military dragnet.

Before his apprehension, Linton headed the police list of most wanted men.

Apart from the case in the Gun Court, Linton is also facing a charge of murder for the killing of a family in Bedward Gardens, August Town, St Andrew in 2010. Yannick Ellis and Donald Allen are charged along with Linton in relation to the murders.

Killed in that incident were 49-year-old bus driver Mornest Hylton, 31-year-old Dania Forbes, and six-year-old Jahame McKay. The bodies were burnt beyond recognition.





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