Massive turnout for Mario Deane’s Funeral

It was a massive turnout of persons today (September 21) for the funeral of Mario Deane.

The 31 year old construction worker died in hospital after he was beaten while in the custody of the Barnett Street police for possession of a ganja ‘spliff’.

According to a report by Loop Jamaica, several mourners and well wishers began filing into the Mt Salem Seventh Day Adventist Church from as early as 9 am today to pay their last respects to Deane.

A sombre and solemn mood prevailed as persons patiently waited to view the body and sign the condolence book.

  
Jasmine Rand Mario Deane Funeral
Image source: Loop Jamaica

Among the high profile persons in attendance were Jasmine Rand – the US attorney who was involved in the case of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman – and Deputy House speaker Lloyd B Smith.

Deane died on Independence Day, after suffering a brutal mauling while inside the Barnett Street police station three days earlier.

He was arrested for a ganja spliff and, after meeting bail requirements, was refused bail by a female cop who he had expressed his dislike for.

Two inmates, Marvin Orr and Adrian Morgan, have since been charged in connection with Deane’s death.

Five cops who were on duty at the time have been suspended.

The matter is being probed by the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

persons at Mario Deane funeral
Mourners and well wishers viewing Mario Deane’s body.Image Source: Loop Jamaica

Source: Loop Jamaica

  

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Nevita Forrest
6 years ago

Rip the police need to be questioned throughly about this 🙁

Lyssette Hawthorne
6 years ago

I hope that the family will get justice in all of this!

Lyssette Hawthorne
6 years ago

I hope that the family will get justice in all of this!

Tejaun East
6 years ago

R.I.P youth, God see and know everything. The truth must be revealed sooner or later.

Marva Archibald
6 years ago

Here we go again. The brutality of human lives continue to rage on. What a sick bunch of people in a even sicker world. Dear Lord, please, have mercy on our people. May this young man Rest In Peace.

Norma Williams-Smikle
6 years ago

Rest in peace my son

Schana Grant
6 years ago

R.I.P Brother. Family plz continue to fight for justice

Keith Badchkam
6 years ago

rip god be with you

Janet Weir
6 years ago

To the family of Mario Deane be strong god will answer your prayers I know you lose a love one be strong in the name of the lord

Errol Mills
6 years ago

The creator was there and he knows what happened, God will take care of it, walk good
Deane.

Peter Coolruler
6 years ago

the evil that men do will soon come to and end,
and the pure in heart shall rise again rip youth.

Norman Parchment
6 years ago

jah no mother mi hart feel u pain but god nah sleep

Norman Parchment
6 years ago

jah no mother mi hart feel u pain but god nah sleep

Annabell Brown
6 years ago

may they never rest until they give up them self REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER

Deneisha Daley
6 years ago

many his soul rest in peace

Chungie Waugh
6 years ago

just wondering….. the eye witness they claimed that has ESCAPED…could he have been ….. MURDERED AS WELL? OMG…just thinking.. the others that are in jail said they fears for their lives because the saw what happened and spoke the truth as to what they saw…Lord help them

Chungie Waugh
6 years ago

RIP Mario… travel safe knowing the fight has just began…. God’s not sleeping.. this one will not be swept under the rug…JUSTICE FOR ALL.. POLICE BRUTALITY MUST COME TO AN END.. They are MURDERERS…

Shaday Poobear Houston

RIP Mario, their time will come

Carlene Brown
6 years ago

R.i.p mario i hpe whosoever did this god will make dem suffer!

Shanike Wright
6 years ago

Rip god soon give u FAM the breakthrough

Shanike Wright
6 years ago

Rip god soon give u FAM the breakthrough

Deon Fenton
6 years ago

R.I.P. Mario Deane and Condolences to the family..

Shemar Lord
6 years ago

a should a my raaaaas pitney god help unu

Moesha Angelic Boo Tavares

R.I.P GONE AWAY

Lorraine Marcia-Waugh Palmer

this is a wicked act but police smoke ganja to

Athol Monteith
6 years ago

R.I.P soldier,u gone but not 4gotten

Athol Monteith
6 years ago

R.I.P soldier,u gone but not 4gotten

Leesaan Robertson
6 years ago

R.I.P Mario, they will get what’s coming to them!

Neiko Sergeant
6 years ago

Hope justice will be serviced!

Neiko Sergeant
6 years ago

Hope justice will be serviced!

Badd Indyann
6 years ago

RIH i hope ur soul will find peace

Thornea Francis
6 years ago

Suspension for those cops. Are you serious?? Sigh.. Smh.. Rest in peace Mario Deane. #condolence

Christine Carty
6 years ago

sorry about this

Truly Bless
6 years ago

RIP…No sin will go unpunished..the bible say that.

Truly Bless
6 years ago

RIP…No sin will go unpunished..the bible say that.

Pweedy Sam J
6 years ago

R.I.P

Pweedy Sam J
6 years ago

R.I.P

Vanessa Roache
6 years ago

R I P things soon come out so sad

Vanessa Roache
6 years ago

R I P things soon come out so sad

Hathor Isis
6 years ago

I really hope the relevant authorities gives the family of Mario justice for this, it is a terrible loss and the police on duty at the time who were responsible for his safety while in custody needs to pay drastically. As Jamaicans we all have a clear idea by custom what took place to cause his death. We NEED a break away from these kind of situations, It needs to start now.

Jahray Flass Dem Production

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Jahray Flass Dem Production

Babylon system

Camille Christian
6 years ago

Rip mario god knows best, he gonna bring ur killers to justice.Ur families needs to going to some deep fast then god gonna reveal ur killers.Praying for ur families.U r rested in the arms of jesus

Camille Christian
6 years ago

Rip mario god knows best, he gonna bring ur killers to justice.Ur families needs to going to some deep fast then god gonna reveal ur killers.Praying for ur families.U r rested in the arms of jesus

Tasha Glaze
6 years ago

My cousin was murdered the same way a few years ago. He was taken to the Montego Bay police station then we got a call he collapse when we got there we were told he was beaten by prisoners. He later died. Nothing came out of it. This should stop if I had the money I would’ve re opened the case

Shuwayne Odaine Jackson

oh awful!

Kenrick DiTaurus Green

I personally think when policewomen n men act in such manner they should be rewarded 10times the evil….this world would b a better place kmft

Kenrick DiTaurus Green

I personally think when policewomen n men act in such manner they should be rewarded 10times the evil….this world would b a better place kmft