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December 19, 2013
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Teacher on shooting charge remanded

A school teacher who is one of two persons charged with the shooting of a woman was remanded in custody when they appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

They are Sean Coffey and Trievinia Allen both of Portmore, St Catherine.

When the men appeared before Resident Magistrate Marcia Dunbar-Green, it was revealed that Coffey had contracted a man to shoot his wife.

"Allen reportedly told the witness that Coffey wants to pay someone to kill his wife who gave him a sickness," Nicole Kellier, clerk of courts, said.

She told the court that Coffey reportedly told the witness that he would pay $150,000 for the act.

buy bullets

Coffey reportedly told the witness he would pay $14,000 upfront to rent a car and buy bullets.

A total of $10,000 was paid over to the witness and the woman was shot injured and robbed on her way to work.

"The man then ran into the Cumberland High School where he changed his clothing and left the bag and the gun used in the attack," Kellier continued.

In applying for bail, Queen's Counsel K Churchill Neita said there was no point to prove the offence against his client.

He said the witness had no intention of carrying out the act, and was in fact held and released.

Allegations are that in February, the complainant (now deceased) was shot and injured.

In October, the complainant was shot and killed. Allen was taken in custody and he revealed what went on.

A subsequent investigation was done and Sean Coffey was taken in custody.

He was pointed out and subsequently charged with conspiracy to murder and soliciting murder.

- R.T.

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