Cops charged in 2008 fatal shooting get new court date

November 29, 2023

Sergeant Gurvin Leachman and Constable Dane Lawson, the policemen charged for a fatal shooting which over 15 years ago, are expected to return to court in January 2024. 

When the matter was called up in the St Catherine Circuit Court on Wednesday, it was pushed back to a new date of January 30 - the case's second delay in recent times. 

The court registrar explained that due to a shortage of stenographers, the circuit was cut short, impacting the hearing of cases.

Bail was further extended.

Attorneys-at-law Charles Campbell and Janoy Pinnock are representing the men.

They are charged with the death of Jevani Robinson, who was shot and killed over 15 years ago.

Allegations are that about 3:30 p.m.. on September 22, 2008, Leachman  and Lawson were on operation in Jobs Lane, Spanish Town when they were allegedly challenged by Robinson.

He was shot and later died from his injuries.

The police reported the seizure of an illegal gun in the incident.

An investigation was launched and in April 2022, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions ruled that the two policemen be charged.

They have maintained their innocence throughout their court appearances.

-Rasbert Turner

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