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Footage To Be Checked Over Confrontation

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

JUSTICE Carolita Bethell is expected to review the security camera footage of a retail store depicting an alleged public confrontation between a juror and a man on trial for murder.

Yesterday’s bail hearing for Jason Glinton did not start as scheduled because the footage had yet to be made available to the court, Crown and defence counsel.

Glinton, the accused in the October 2012 murder of Fortis Moncur in Cat Island, is accused of “approaching” a member of the jury panel while the case was on a holiday break. This led to a mistrial on January 2.

The 32-year-old, who had denied the murder charge throughout the five weeks of trial in the Supreme Court, acknowledged he was in Home Fabrics at the time of the alleged confrontation, but denied that he “approached” the juror.

He is presently in custody at the Department of Correctional Services and faces the possibility of having his bail formally revoked based on a proposal suggested by the prosecutors, Kendra Kelly and Linda Evans.

Yesterday, Ms Evans and defence attorney Murrio Ducille informed the court that neither of them had been able to obtain the footage since the mistrial.

The judge asked Glinton if he recalled which day the reported confrontation occurred.

Glinton replied that he was not completely sure, believing it to have occurred on December 27, 2014. He added that a receipt in his wife’s possession would likely have the date.

Mr Ducille contended that it occurred two days after Christmas, despite the juror’s claim that it was on Christmas Eve.

Justice Bethell said if that is the case, then video footage for both dates would have to be requested.

She adjourned the matter to Thursday at 11am.

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