Dead man ‘walks’ free
However, yesterday Magistrate Douglas Frederick was left with no other choice but to throw out the case brought against Kemar Whitfield Leacock.
“The matter against him is obviously dismissed because you cannot prosecute a dead man,” the magistrate said after Leacock’s mother presented his death certificate to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court.
Leacock, formerly of 7th Avenue New Orleans, St Michael, was charged, along with Marvin Marcus Victor, with causing serious bodily harm to Akeem Forde with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him on October 26, 2012.
Leacock died on August 14, 2015.