The validity of the confession Rushane Barnett gave to the police in a caution statement is now being questioned by his attorney who expressed concern about her client’s willingness to offer the statement in light of present events.
After being arrested, murder accused Barnett eventually confessed to the crime of murdering Kimesha/Kemesha Wright and her four children in Cocoa Piece, Clarendon last week.
However, in light of the allegations of her client being beaten while in police custody, attorney at law Tamika Harris now seeks to determine whether the confession was freely given.
According to Nation Wide Radio, Barnett’s attorney will be ensuring the caution statement followed the appropriate guidelines in order to be considered legally valid.
Miss Harris further told the news reporter she explained to the defendant the legal framework surrounding the death penalty in Jamaica and encouraged him to be open and honest when speaking to the psychiatrist conducting his evaluation.
After the 23-year-old was arrested for murdering five of his relatives, the Director of Public Prosecution Paula Llewellyn, gave notice that she will be seeking capital punishment for his crimes.