May 14 trial for three accused of killing man over ackees

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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THREE men accused of murdering another man in his community during a dispute over ackees in 2016 were remanded for trial in the Home Circuit Court on May 14.

David Burke was allegedly chopped to death after he confronted the accused: Rosyiade Cunningham, Raymond Morris and David Bailey, who were reportedly picking ackees from a tree in his yard without permission.

The police alleged that about 8:00 am on February 5, the men went to Burke's home at South Road in Kencot, Kingston 5, to pick ackees.

It is further alleged that Burke, a 35-year-old wood-carver, saw the men picking the ackees and an argument developed, during which the men attacked and chopped him with machetes.

He was rushed to Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Cunningham was arrested and charged and sometime after, the other two accused, who were on the run, were arrested and similarly charged.

The three men were remanded and a date set for their trial when they appeared in court last week Tuesday.

Cunningham, Morris and Bailey are represented by attorneys Patrick Peterkin, Lloyd Sheckleford and C J Mitchell, respectively.




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