The magistrate presiding over the case in which a deaf and mute man has been charged in relation to the death last year of construction worker, Mario Deane, while in the custody of the Police, is requesting the intervention of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The magistrate, Carolyn Tai, is seeking the assistance of DPP Paula Llewellyn regarding how the case against Damian Cargill may proceed, given his challenges.
The matter came up in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court today.
Cargill is facing charges of murder and conspiracy to murder.
He was charged earlier this month following a ruling from the DPP’s Office that he be charged.
His lawyer, Franklin Halliburton, says he anticipated the problems.
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Attorney, Franklin Halliburton, speaking today with Nationwide News.
Cargill was charged following a language assessment report done by Sign Language Specialist, Dr. Karen Cumberbatch.
Dr. Cumberbatch said, in her opinion, Cargill would not understand the charges against him and it’d be difficult to interrogate him.
Two other men, 35 year-old Marvin Orr and 25 year-old Adrian Morgan, are charged in relation to Mr. Deane’s death.
Both have mental illnesses.