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Three Accused Of Killing Student To Face Trial In 2018

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

THREE men will stand trial in Supreme Court in May 2018 concerning the murder of a 16-year-old honour roll student at Government High School.

Jason Petithome, 21, Antonio Brown, 20, and Dwayne Harris Jr, 22, appeared before Justice Bernard Turner in the Supreme Court on Wednesday for a fixture hearing relating to the March 11 killing of Mizilana Beauchamp.

Terrel Butler appeared for Harris while Glendon Rolle, absent at a previous fixture hearing, confirmed that he is representing the other accused men against the allegation.

Justice Turner said he would adjourn the matter for trial to May 14, 2018.

Beauchamp was caught in the crossfire of young men throwing rocks while on a bus on Carmichael Road as she was on her way to school around 8am earlier this year. A rock struck the tenth grade student on her head and she died of her injuries in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Her alleged killers were charged with murder under Section 291 (1)(B) of the Penal Code, which does not attract the discretionary death penalty if a conviction is reached at the end of trial.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges when formally arraigned on July 1.

The three accused men are in custody at the Department of Correctional Services.

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