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UPDATE: Medical lab says copís wife sent on leave, not dismissed
2012-09-24 15:30:24 | with audio | (0 Comments)
Monique Grange, Assistant News Editor
Angry protestors vent to a policeman during a demonstration after the killing of Kay-Ann Lamont - File Photo
The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre
The management of a Kingston-based medical lab is refuting claims that the wife of alleged St Thomas killer cop Corporal Dwayne Smart was fired from her job.
According to a company spokeswoman, the woman was sent on leave but she will be paid on compassionate grounds for two months.
The spokeswoman could not say for how long the woman will be on leave however, she said the companyís Board is to discuss the matter after which a decision will be made on the future of the copís wife.
She further said the decision to send the woman on leave was made on security grounds since she has been under police protection and had to move from St Thomas following the incident involving her husband.
Meanwhile, the management has highlighted that the position of the cop's wife as stated in her contract is temporary, and may be terminated at any time based on performance or the needs of the company.
READ: Wife of alleged St Thomas killer cop fired over safety worries
Corporal Smart is accused of the September 1 murder of 27-year-old pregnant woman Kay-Ann Lamont and the injury of her sister in Yallahs, St Thomas.
Smartís attorney Valerie Neita Robertson told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning that the woman was dismissed from her job because it was claimed that she poses a security risks for her co-workers.
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Attorney-at-law Valerie Neita Robertson
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