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March 13, 2014
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Accused ex-cop remanded for shooting common-law wife
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

Peter Murphy, the ex-policeman accused of shooting and injuring his common-law wife, was remanded in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Murphy, a former special sergeant, will appear in the Corporate Area High Court Division on Friday.

When the matter was called up before Resident Magistrate Marcia Dunbar-Green, it was ruled that the former policeman would not be granted bail and would be remanded for an application to be made.

Nicole Kellier, clerk of court, outlined that on February 26 the complainant, who is the mother of Murphy's son, was walking along a section of Greendale outside Spanish Town, when she was accosted by Murphy, who was driving a motor car.


She was accused of being unfaithful and sleeping out the night before. During an argument, she was reportedly shot. Police later intercepted a car Murphy was driving in Portmore, St Catherine.

The car, the court heard, was being driven by another man, who informed investigators that he had rented it to the accused, who told him that his car was in the garage.

The police then furthered their investigation and the accused was taken into custody and charged with shooting with intent.

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