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Gittens charged with murder, remanded

TS/Coastline Communication

Gittens charged with murder, remanded

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MOMENTS AGO Constable Everton Randolph Gittens was charged with murder and remanded until May 18.

Gittens, who is represented by Angella Mitchell-Gittens and Desmond Sands, was charged with recklessly engaging in conduct that put Junior Knight in danger of death or serious bodily harm; wounding Junior Knight with intent to maim, disfigure or disable and murdering Selwyn Knight.

All of these allegedly occurred on March 15. Gittens was not required to plead to these indictable charges.

He was not in handcuffs and was brought right up to the steps of District A Criminal Court 2 in a maroon police sport utility vehicle. A number of senior police officers and several lawyers, none of whom were related to the case, filled the court, which is presided by acting Magistrate Alliston Seale.

It was the moment widow Marleen Knight and her family were waiting on since the shooting death of Selwyn Knight on March 15 at Dash Road, St Michael.

Marleen was among a number of people in the courtyard. She was accompanied by members of her family who have been demanding justice after Knight was killed and son Junior was also shot in the back. Other members of the public were also in the courtyard.

There was a heavy police presence. (TS/Coastline Communication)

Members of the public trying to get a view of Constable Everton Gittens.