Police officer not fit for court
He was scheduled to reappear there today after being remanded to HMP Dodds on the last occasion.
However, Inspector Eustace Ifill told the court that Dr Beresford Connell from the Psychiatric Hospital had been contacted and he determined that Gittens was not fit to attend court today. A report to that effect would be forwarded from the hospital to the court.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant therefore adjourned the case until January 5.
Gittens, 43, is facing indictable charges of murdering Selwyn Knight on March 15 this year. The lawmen’s two other charges are that he recklessly engaged in conduct which placed Junior Knight in danger of death or serious bodily harm and a final count of unlawfully wounding Junior Knight with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to cause him some serious bodily harm, all on March 15.
The accused is being represented by attorneys-at-law Angella Mitchell-Gittens and Desmond Sands.