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Murder accused ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation


Murder accused ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation

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Dwayne Omar Gittens was remanded to HMP Dodds after appearing in the District A Magistrates Court on Saturday, charged with two counts of murder.

The 35-year-old, of no fixed place of abode, was not required to plead to the indictable offence and Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant remanded him until July 24, 2020.

Gittens, wearing a slim fit navy shirt with white polka dots and a pair of black slacks, made his appearance at Criminal Court No. 2 at 9:56 a.m. He was also wearing a mask as per COVID-19 regulations.

Cuffy-Sargeant ordered Gittens to undergo a psychiatric evaluation while on remand.

He was charged with murdering contractor Glenroy James and photojournalist Christoff Griffith on June 22, 2020 at Bishop’s Court, St Michael.

Initially, the media were barred from the facility, turning up at court to find a barricade across the access by the arch. A call was made to police public relations officer Inspector Rodney Inniss and a senior female police officer spoke to the media by the barricade, after which they were allowed into the courtyard and courtroom. (Nation News)

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