A crucial ruling by St James Parish Judge, Sandria Wong-Small, in the case of the three police personnel charged in relation to the death of Mario Deane in 2014 has been delayed.

The three cops, Corporal Elaine Stewart; District Constable Marlon Grant and District Constable Juliana Clevon, were all charged with manslaughter, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in a public office.

Judge Wong-Small who was absent last Friday was expected to make known her decision whether the three police personnel have a case to answer to.

During court on Friday, attorney-at-law, Martyn Thomas, requested a May 4 return date. This was granted by Judge Kaysha Grant who also extended their bails. No reason was given for the delay.

However, following court, Thomas told journalists that judge Wong-Small who has been presiding over the matter was not well. He says a ruling is expected when the case resumes on May 4.

The main witness in the case, 24-year-old Fahdeal Ferguson was shot and killed by unknown assailants last Friday