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Jamaican hijacking suspect fit to stand trial

Jamaican hijacking suspect fit to stand trial

A judge has ruled that a 21-year-old Jamaican man accused of hijacking a Canadian jetliner on an airport tarmac is mentally fit to stand trial.
Stephen Fray faces six charges, including robbery and assault, in the April 19 hostage standoff aboard a CanJet Airlines plane at Montego Bay's airport. He is scheduled to stand trial July 13.
The judge issued the ruling Tuesday after a government psychiatrist determined the young man is capable of understanding the charges against him.
Police have previously described Fray as "mentally challenged."
Fray allegedly fired a handgun into the air, demanded to be flown off the island and took cash from passengers in a six-hour standoff that ended when military commandos burst in and captured him.


Updated : 2021-05-07 01:14 GMT+08:00