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Murder charge

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Murder charge

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Businessman Andre Omar Jackman of St Lucy, was remanded to HMP Dodds yesterday when he appeared in court charged with a City murder.
The 35-year-old, also known as “Punchie” or “Lord Evil” was not required to plead to the charge that he shot and killed Charley Dume on April 25 whilst at a bar at the corner of Nelson Street and Wellington Street, St Michael. Dume died later at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital?while undergoing surgery.
Jackman, however, pleaded not guilty to assaulting Sergeant Richard Parris in the execution of his duties on April 19.
Attorney at law Arthur Holder, who is representing the accused, told the court that he intended to apply for a paper committal for the murder trial – which would bypass a preliminary enquiry and send the case straight to the High Court.
Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale noted his request and set down May 30 as the next court date.
Police spokesman Inspector David Welch told the SUNDAY SUN later that other suspects in the murder case were being questioned by police.