A man who spent a week in a coma when police beat him at age 15 is now on an attempted murder charge.
Police said Monday that they have charged the man, Jemark Jackson, 24, with the attempted murder of Regiemus Andrews, 25, a fisherman of Clare Valley, by shooting him in his chest, at Campden Park on Feb. 2, 2016.
Jackson, a resident of Campden Park, is also facing a joint robbery charge.
Police said that that on July 8, Jackson and Renson Roberts, 19, of Clare Valley; and Raheion Williams, 21, of Lowmans Hill — all labourers, were arrested and charged jointly with robbing Delroy Harry, 21, chauffeur of Vermont of one BLU cellular phone valued EC$400, his property and EC$1,038 in cash, the property of Rosette Bennett, 36, secretary of Rillan Hill.
The men have also been charged that at the time the allegedly committed the offence and in order to do so did put the said Delroy Harry in fear of being then and there subjected to force, at Campden Park on May 12.
They are also charged that they robbed Maradona Duncan, 26, a bus conductor of Vermont, of one black and white DL 700 cellular phone valued EC$300 and one gold chain valued EC$200, and at the time of so doing and in order to do so did put the said Maradona Duncan in fear of being then and there subjected to fear, at Campden Park on May 5, 2016.
On Feb. 2, 2010, three detectives — Corporal Kasankie Quow and Constables Osrick James and Hadley Ballantyne — were each found guilty of assaulting Jackson on Nov. 18, 2008, at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Kingstown.
The court heard that Quow beat Jackson with a hose and James and Ballantyne slammed him on the floor three times.
Jackson was later taken to hospital where he remained in the Intensive Care Unit in a coma for seven days.
The court fined the officers EC$1,500 each and then Commissioner of Police, Keith Miller, accepted them back into the Police Force.