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2018 Trial Date Set For Harbouring Suspect

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A TRIAL date in 2018 has been fixed for a father and son who deny that they harboured a wanted murder suspect.

Trevor Taylor, 51, and Travado Taylor, 27, had pleaded not guilty to the charge of harbouring a criminal during a formal arraignment before Supreme Court judge Justice Carolita Bethell two weeks ago.

In a fixture hearing on Wednesday before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs, who is to preside over their trial, the men were told that they would stand trial on April 16, 2018.

However, a status hearing was fixed for October 7 of this year for case management purposes.

It is alleged the Taylors harboured 20-year-old Deiondre Delvon Demeritte between April 15 and 21 of this year.

Demeritte was wanted by police for questioning with reference to the April 8 fatal shooting of Calvin Thompson, who was found dead in a car off Carmichael Road.

The two men, who were granted bail within two weeks of their initial Magistrate’s Court appearance, maintain their innocence and have retained attorney Ian Cargill to represent them.

Demeritte, meanwhile, awaits his formal arraignment in the Supreme Court.

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