11-year-old mur­der case fails to start

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: BE­LIEVE IT or not, De­cem­ber 31, 2016 will be 11 years since Jamie Lue, an in­no­cent cit­i­zen of Ja­maica, was bru­tally mur­dered by gun­men.

To date, the trial has not started, and I have read about sev­eral mur­der cases after his be­ing closed.

One of the for­mer prime min­is­ters, Hon Bruce Gold­ing, was writ­ten to in an at­tempt to have this trial started. He wrote to the di­rec­tor of pub­lic pros­e­cu­tions (DPP) and one of her rep­re­sen­ta­tives stated that the trial would have started over five years ago.

The Hon An­drew Hol­ness, would you please as­sist the fam­ily mem­bers of the de­ceased to get clo­sure in this hor­ri­ble sit­u­a­tion?

It is quite clear that we have a failed jus­tice sys­tem in Ja­maica and that the of­fice of the DPP needs restruc­tur­ing. ANGELLA SOUTAR soutarangel­la­soutar59@ gmail.com

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