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Murder accused cop at Psychiatric Hospital

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Murder accused cop at Psychiatric Hospital

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MURDER ACCUSED Constable Everton Randolph Gittens was moved from prison to the Psychiatric Hospital over the weekend for observation.

Gittens, of Dash Gap, Bank Hall, St Michael, was charged with the murder of Selwyn ‘Blues’ Knight on March 15, wounding his son Junior Knight with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him, as well as recklessly engaging in conduct that placed Junior in danger of death or serious bodily harm, on the same date.

Gittens, whose case is due to come up on December 8, has been on remand to HMP Dodds since April when he first appeared on three charges.

But he is now under observation at the Psychiatric Hospital and it remained unclear how long his stay at the Black Rock, St Michael institution would last, sources said yesterday. They did not say what circumstances triggered the decision to have Gittens placed under psychiatric observation.

So far the preliminary inquiry into Gittens’ three matters has not started in the magistrates’ court.

Back in May, Gittens waived his right to be brought down to court every 28 days and elected to return instead in three months, on August 11. In October he made another bail application to the High Court and was again turned down. (AC)