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Update: Murder Case of Mario Deane

Antonio Mckoy CEO - Mckoy's NewsMontego Bay, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – High Court Judge to Make Final Order Regarding Deaf Mute Charged with the Murder of Mario Deane:  High Court Judge Justice Vivienne Harris is expected to make known her decision on Tuesday, July 18 in regards to Damion Cargill, one of the three inmates indicted for the death of 31-year-old construction worker Mario Deane, following a gruesome beating he received while in police custody.

The matter was called up before Justice Harris in the Western Regional Gun Court on Friday, July 14.

High Court Judge to Make Final Order in Regards to Deaf Mute Charged with Mario Deane’s Murder

Cargill who is deaf, mute and schizophrenic was deemed unfit to plea by a seven-member jury on Monday, March 20 in the St James Circuit Court.

Justice Harris has been dealing with the case in the St. James Circuit Court since January but it was temporarily transferred to the Home Circuit Court as she had moved on to that court for a few months of service. The matter was subsequently transferred back to St. James as the Judge has moved on to the Western Regional Gun Court.

During Friday’s proceedings, the Judge issued a writ for Cargill to be taken to court on Tuesday as he was not transported to court on Friday.

The High Court Judge is expected to issue a ruling on Tuesday as to whether Cargill will be sent to a state facility or allowed supervised care with his family as stated under Section 25C of the Criminal Justice Administration Act.

According to Cargill’s attorney, Franklyn Halliburton, the Tuesday’s date was set because the probation officer in charge of the matter was unwell.

“The matter has been set for Tuesday where the judge will make her final order. The probation officer was unwell. She was here in the morning but she was having issues. So, the judge is going to bring the matter back on Tuesday for the final order to be made. It is still within the Judge’s preview and domain as to whether Mr. Cargill will stay in prison or if she will make a supervision and treatment order for him,” Halliburton told reporters on Friday.

Cargill also has a pre-existing matter which was also called up in the lower court but the presiding judge, Natalie Hart-Hines is awaiting the outcome of the High Court before making a decision.

Meanwhile, co-accused Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan are slated to make an appearance in the St. James Circuit Court in September at the beginning of that court.

Cargill was charged along with fellow inmates Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan for allegedly beating Deane while they were all in custody at the Barnett Street Police Station on August 3, 2014. Deane died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital three days later.

Mario Deane was arrested and held at the Barnett Street Police Station for the possession of a ganja spliff.




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