St. Thomas man acquitted of cop killing

October 28, 2018 4:46 PM

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St. Thomas man acquitted of cop killing

A man, who as a 17 year old, was accused of a 2009 double murder in St Thomas, including the killing of a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, was acquitted of killing the cop on Friday before the Home Circuit Court.

Javaughn Blythe,26, of a St. Thomas address, was found not guilty of the murder of Constable Dwayne Chisholm after a four-hour deliberation by the jury.

However, the jury was unable to arrive at a verdict against Blythe for the murder of the second victim, Gawayne Lewis.

The hung jury means that Blythe, who was represented by attorney Peter Champagnie, will have to be retried for the murder of Lewis.


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