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Extradited cop remanded
2012-06-20 12:23:20 | (0 Comments)
Barbara Gayle, Staff Reporter
The former police constable Mark Russell who was extradited to Jamaica last week, to face a murder charge was remanded in the Home Circuit Court this morning.
Russell was ordered to return on Friday.
On that day, prosecutors are expected to submit documents in the case to defence attorneys.
Russell is charged in connection with the shooting death of 18-year-old Ravin Thompson in July 2007.
It is reported that Thompson was shot at his auntís home in Whitfield Town, St. Andrew, and died on his way to the Kingston Public Hospital.
Russell fled the island for the US before the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that he and another former policeman Morris Lee should be arrested and charged in connection with Thompsonís death.
Lee is still on the run.
Russell is the third Jamaican policeman to be extradited from the US to face charges.
The others are sergeants Winston Hawthorne Edman, who was extradited to Jamaica in 1982 on fraud charges and Calvin George Martin who was extradited in 1987 on charges of receiving several stolen motorcars.
Both were found guilty and imprisoned.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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