Family of slain man in ‘tricky legal position’

The family of the late Selwyn “Blues” Knight is in a tricky legal position, says their parliamentary representative Arthur Holder, who is also a veteran attorney.

He was speaking to the media yesterday after visiting Knight’s widow Marleen and the family at their Bank Hall, St Michael home, moments after it was learnt that the policeman charged with the shooting death of her husband six years ago had been freed by the court.

On March 15, 2015, Constable Everton Randolph Gittens, now 50, of Lot 1, Dash Gap, Bank Hall, was accused of murdering Knight, of Queen Mary Road, also Bank Hall; recklessly engaging in conduct which placed Knight’s son Junior Knight in danger of death or serious bodily harm, and wounding Junior Knight with intent.

However, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant ruled yesterday that the prosecution had not made out a prima facie case in relation to any of the matters; that is, it failed to produce sufficient evidence for the matter to be heard in the High Court. (CA)


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