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April 3, 2014
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Absence of co-accused stalls teacher's trial
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

The case involving school-teacher Sean Coffie, who is charged in connection with the killing of his wife, did not get off the ground in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, this because of the absence of Coffie's co-accused, Chievena Allen and Alton Maxwell, who are also charged in the matter.

When the matter came up, the presiding magistrate was told that, despite the best efforts, Allen and Maxwell were not brought to court.

Defence attorney Patrick Peterkin told the court that he was assured that all three accused would be present in court.

The matter is to be mentioned on April 22, by which time the court will know if the case will be prosecuted by the clerk of the court or personnel from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The men are charged in connection with the death of Sasha Gaye Coffie, who was shot while at home in West Cumberland, Portmore, St Catherine.

They are facing charges, including illegal possession of firearm, soliciting, and conspiracy to commit murder.

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