Saturday 11 July, 2020

Kimberly De Leon's husband files defamation lawsuit

Kimberly De Leon

Kimberly De Leon

The husband of a woman killed in October 2018 has filed a defamation lawsuit against radio personality Sam Flood, Hot FM Communication/Caribbean Hot FM, senior police officer Dorian O’Brian and Venus Cherry.

Attorney-at-law, Peter Foster Q.C confirmed Monday, December 23, 2019, that Leozandrae De Leon, the husband of 42-year-old Kimberly Williams De Leon has taken legal action through his chambers for defamation and slander.

The 42-year-old mother of two was shot dead at her Morne Fortune residence the night of Monday, October 29, 2018.

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At a police press conference the following day, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Dorian O’Brian entertained a press conference, addressing the circumstances surrounding the ongoing investigations; indicating the De Leon’s husband “Was brought in as a person of interest resulting from previous domestic disputes.”

De Leon was subsequently cleared as a person of interest. 

According to the court documents obtained by Loop News, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, between the hours of 5.30 am and 10 am Mr Sam Flood broadcasted in creole on his morning show produced by Hot FM Communications, accusing the police officer of killing his wife.

The documents say that Venus Cherry, also known as Rasta Man Cherry, posted a video on Facebook with similar claims.

According to the claimant's attorney, the matter is expected to be heard in 2020.

To date, no arrests have been made in connection with the Kimberly De Leon investigation and the case file remains in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions who is yet to determine the way forward.

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