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Jury Excused For Legal Discussions In Murder Case

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A JURY sworn to hear evidence in a murder trial was excused yesterday while prosecution and defence lawyers held legal discussions with the presiding judge.

Justice Indra Charles ordered the 12-member jury to return to Supreme Court today as the discussions concerning the case of 23-year-old Elandro Missick were expected to last most of yesterday.

Missick, of Kingston Street, faces one charge of murder which he denies.

It is alleged that he murdered Damian Bowe, who was shot and killed in Kemp Road on September 1, 2011.

Missick, who is on remand, was initially set to stand trial on December 2, 2013.

However, the trial was delayed because the judge was presiding over another case.

The court adjourned the matter to December 13 and then December 16 but no witnesses were present for the start of the proceedings.

The matter was adjourned to January 20, 2014.

Yesterday, prosecutor Kevin Farrington indicated that there was a legal matter he needed to discuss with the court and defence attorney Krysta Mason-Smith, in the absence of the jury.

The discussions took place in the afternoon session of court.

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