Unan­swered questions in X6 trial

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, Sir: I AM ap­palled at the out­come of the re­cently con­cluded X6 mur­der case. There are unan­swered questions that shake one’s faith in the jus­tice sys­tem.

1) Why should a judge put a gag or­der on a fam­ily that has been wait­ing for jus­tice for their loved one for so many years? Does he not know that jus­tice de­layed is jus­tice de­nied? And, for that mat­ter, why did the case take so long to come to trial?

2) How can a mur­der ac­cused be al­lowed to refuse to turn over his weapon? Isn’t there such a thing as con­tempt of court in Ja­maica?

3) Didn’t the main wit­ness who changed his story at trial sign the state­ment that he gave to po­lice shortly af­ter the in­ci­dent? Why wasn’t the jury al­lowed to de­cide which ver­sion of his story was true?

4) What in­ves­ti­ga­tions, if any, were con­ducted to dis­cover

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