Trial of man accused of killing MP Lynvale Bloomfield postponed | Loop Jamaica

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The highly anticipated trial of Simeon Sutherland, the man charged in connection with the murder of then People’s National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Portland Eastern, Dr Lynvale Bloomfield, failed to get underway on Wednesday in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.

This after the prosecution’s main witness was unavailable to attend court.

Consequently, the matter was set for trial on October 31, 2022.

Sutherland’s bail was extended until that time.

Bloomfield was found dead with multiple stab wounds at his home in Passley Gardens, Portland, on the morning of February 2, 2019.

Sutherland was arrested by investigators assigned to the Major Investigative Division days later, but, after denying knowledge of the murder, was initially released by the police.

He was re-arrested shortly after evidence reportedly linked him to the scene of the crime.

Sutherland is being represented by criminal defence lawyer Peter Champagnie, QC.

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