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UPDATE: Corporals in Boulevard murder case to be retried

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 | 6:00 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - Corporals Louie Lynch and Paul Edwards are to face a new trial for the murder of two men in December 2004.

After more than six hours deliberation in the Home Circuit court today Justice Horace Marsh accepted the hung jury on the men’s behalf

Mention is scheduled for February 8 for a new trial date to be set.

Assistant Superintendent Victor Barrett, Corporal Lynch, and Corporal Edwards were accused of the murder of two men — Kemar Walters and Oliver Duncan — who were abducted from the Washington Plaza, along Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, on December 23, 2004. Walters and Duncan were allegedly shot to death after being taken from the plaza.

ASP Barrett was acquitted earlier today and Justice Marsh instructed the jury to reconsider its verdict in respect to the two other cops.

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