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May 9, 2014
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Slow progress on five-year murder case concerns family
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

Relatives of a woman who was killed in Old Harbour, St Catherine, five years ago, have expressed concerns about how long the matter is taking to be completed.

Lousie Barnes, 68, from Wellside Lane in Old Harbour, St Catherine, was killed over four years ago.

''My mother was killed in October 2009, and we keep travelling from England to be at each circuit since and we are disappointed that this is taking so long ... . My relatives have to be leaving their jobs to be here and the latest is that it's put off for September 16,'' Andrew Williams, son of the deceased, said.

priority list

The WEEKEND Star was told that when the matter came up for mention in the St Catherine Circuit Court on Wednesday, the family was told by the Crown that the matter will be on the priority list for the next circuit.

This have not gone down well with the relatives who said it is getting quite frustrating to them and is also causing emotional and financial distress.

On October 2, 2009, police found the charred remains of Barnes on an open lot on the Tethford Farm near Old Harbour. Further investigations resulted in the arrest and charge of Clifton Harris with murder.

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