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Lawyers contend over strength of case against freed cops in "death squad" case

 
There are opposing legal views about the nature and strength of the case against the two policemen who were freed of murder on Tuesday.
 
Attorneys for the accused maintain that the case against them was weak.
 
However, the prosecutor has said this is not so.
 
Corporal Kevin Adams and Constable Jerome Whyte, who were accused of being part of the so called Clarendon "death squad", were freed following a not guilty verdict in the Home Circuit Court.
 
They were accused of the murder of Anthony Trought in Race Track, Clarendon seven years ago.
 
Valerie Neita-Robertson, the attorney who represented Corporal Adams, took the view that the case should not have been prosecuted to begin with, the unanimous verdict given by the jury after 45 minutes showed that the prosecution's case was weak. 
 
She was speaking Tuesday on RJR's Beyond The Headlines.
 
However, attorney-at-law Carolyn Hay, insisted that the case was not weak and it deserved to be put forward for a jury to decide. 
 
She argued that despite inconsistencies from the key witness, "any jury in similar circumstances could have decided that they are prepared to accept the account given by the eye witness, even in the midst of inconsistencies, and that correct direction was given to them." 
 


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