Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Court Awaits Lawyers’ Submissions With Regards to Cops Charged in Mario Deane’s Case: The St. James Parish Court is awaiting the written submissions of the defence lawyers representing the three police officers who have been charged in connection with Mario Deane’s death.
The court heard on Monday that the lawyers are to submit their submissions by August 14.
Corporal Elaine Stewart and district constables Juliana Clevon and Marlon Grant are charged with manslaughter, misconduct in a public office, and perverting the course of justice.
During Monday’s proceedings, the prosecution indicated to presiding Judge Sandria Wong-Small that the prosecution intends to close their case and the judge ordered that defence council submit their submissions in writing by August 14.
The cops’ bails were subsequently extended until September 14.
The three cops were reportedly on duty at the time when the 31-year-old construction worker was beaten in a cell at the Barnett Street Police Station lockup.
Deane died in hospital on August 6, 2014, three days later.
It is further alleged that Stewart gave instructions for the cell to be cleaned before the arrival of investigators from the Independent Commission of Investigations.
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