Man freed of murder charge

January 09, 2017

St Catherine resident, 30-year-old bus operator Owayno Warmington, who was charged with the murder of a Jamaica Urban Transit Worker last year was freed in the St Catherine Parish Court following a successful no-case submission.

Warmington was charged with the murder of Dwayne Brown of Portsmouth, Portmore, St Catherine.

When Warmington appeared on January 6 before Senior Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr, he was freed after attorney at law Peter Champagnie made a successful application.

He told the judge that there were no eyewitness in the matter and his client had acted in self-defence.

Champagnie told the judge that the crown did not rule out self-defence and that there is not enough evidence on which to proceed to a trial in the Circuit Court.

The judge upheld the submission and acceded to the no-case submission which resulted in Warmington being set free.

Allegations were that on April 27, 2016, there was a domestic dispute between Warmington and Brown during which Brown was stabbed in the chest.

He was taken to hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

An investigation was launched by the Waterford Police which resulted in Warmington being charged with murder.

He had made numerous court appearances and maintained his innocence throughout.

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