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Witnesses Fail To Appear For Murder Trial Hearing

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THE failure of two key prosecution witnesses to appear in a murder trial yesterday led to legal discussions in the absence of the jury.

The Tribune understands that the two men, who are vital to the prosecution’s case against 40-year-old Charles Panday and 28-year-old Rodney Sylvester, have not been located despite police attempts.

The legal discussions before Justice Indra Charles lasted nearly the entire day.

Panday of Malcolm Road, and Sylvester, of Winders Terrace, are charged with killing Eamon Hepburn on January 16, 2011.

Hepburn was gunned down in Kennedy Subdivison by two men who fled in a green vehicle.

On Tuesday, after testimony from the former girlfriend of Panday and chief investigator in the case, the prosecution called the name of its final two witnesses.

However, the court-
stationed policeman indicated that neither was there. This process was repeated yesterday.

Panday is represented by Calvin Seymour while Elsworth Johnson defends Sylvester.

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