Retrial date set for cops on murder charge

Monday, July 07, 2014

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THE court has finally set a date for the retrial of two policemen who have been charged with murder in the shooting death of two mechanics 10 years ago.

The October 6 date was set when the cops, corporals Louie Lynch and Paul Edwards, appeared in the Home Circuit Court.

The trial date was set after the court was notified that a 2,000-page transcript from the first trial was now ready. The court had been awaiting the transcript to set a date for the retrial.

The men are to be retried for the killings of Kemar Walters and Oliver Duncan who were allegedly handcuffed by the police and taken from the Washington Plaza, along Washington Boulevard, in St Andrew, in December 2004.

Walters and Duncan were allegedly shot to death after being taken from the plaza.

Jurors were unable to reach a verdict at the end of the original trial, in January 2013, and Justice Horace Marsh ordered a retrial.

Assistant Superintendent Victor Barrett was also tried along with the men, but was acquitted.




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