Men convicted of killing gay activist file appeals

Friday, December 26, 2014

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THE two men convicted in July for murder in the 2005 killing of Jamaica AIDS Support employee Steve Harvey have filed appeals against their convictions and sentences.


Andre West and Dwayne Owen were convicted on July 31 and subsequently sentenced in the Home Circuit Court to life imprisonment. Justice Lloyd Hibbert ordered that the men serve 30 years' imprisonment.


The 30-year-old Harvey was abducted from his Kingston 20 home by gunmen. He was later found dead on Pinewood Terrace on November 30, 2005. His ATM card and other items were taken, while his stolen motor car was found parked at the football field at Markland Avenue in Grant's Pen, St Andrew.


The accused are from an area called Vietnam in Grant's Pen.


Meanwhile, West and another man, Lynford Allen, are facing a charge of murder in relation to the death of financial analyst Jamie Lue.


Twenty-five-year-old Lue, who worked at Alliance Capital Limited, was abducted in December 2005 in the Constant Spring area, robbed and killed while on his way to meet his girlfriend.


Lue's body was found in the back of his Honda CR-V along Mayfair Avenue, at the foot of Beverley Hills, on December 31, 2005.


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