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Judge concerned about cop murder case
2012-09-18 09:19:01 | (0 Comments)
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
Supreme Court Judge Lloyd Hibbert has expressed disapproval that a murder case against a policeman has been on the Home Circuit Court list for almost six years.
Forty-two-year-old detective constable, Lescene Edwards was charged with the murder of his former girlfriend in 2007, but his case is yet to be tried.
The case was set for trial yesterday but had to be put off because only one Crown witness was present.
Justice Hibbert said a lot of cases were on the trial list which should not have been on it.
The judge said no case should be on the court list since 2007 without being tried.
After setting a trial date for March 4 next year, Justice Hibbert said he hoped that would be the last one.
Edwards is currently on bail.
He is charged with the murder of his former girlfriend 23-year-old Aldonna Harris.
Harris’ body was found with a gunshot wound to her head at her home at Pembroke Hall, Kingston 20 on September 10, 2003.
A suicide note was also found inside her room but the Crown is alleging that Harris did not write the note.
Attorneys-at-law Valerie Neita Robertson and Deobrah Martin, who are representing Edwards, say the defence will be calling a handwriting expert from overseas.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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