August 3, 2019
It has been five (5) years and Mercia Fraser is continuing her quest for justice in the controversial death of her son, Mario Deane.
On August 3, 2014, Deane was arrested and taken into custody at the Barnett Street Police Station for possession of a ganja spliff. While at the lockup, he was beaten and stabbed, allegedly by other inmates who are said to be of unsound mind.
The 31-year old construction worker died at the Cornwall Regional Hospital three days later, on independence day.
Three (3) members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force who were on duty the night Deane was killed are now facing criminal charges.
Marvin Orr, Adrian Morgan, and Damion Cargill, the inmates involved were arrested and charged.
In July 2017, Cargill was found to be unfit to answer the charges or to stand trial and was released into the care of his family.
Last month, a plea agreement was made in the case for Orr and Morgan; a date for judgment is set for September 18.
Mercia Fraser says she will continue to protest the unfair killing of her son until justice is served
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