12 01 20

first_img…was allegedly dealt cuffs to head, body causing him to retaliate with scissorsA 23-year-old miner was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to answer to the charge of felonious wounding.Dameon Jones, called “Blacka”, of Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert on Thursday and denied the allegation that on December 16, 2019, he stabbed 35-year-old Robin Benjamin Lepps.It was reported that on the day, a verbal confrontation began between the two men which stemmed from an old grievance. Lepps is said to have dealt Jones a few cuffs to his body and head.In retaliation, Jones, who had a pair of scissors in his possession, used it to deal a stab to the centre of Lepps’ chest, one to his right-side rib cage, and a third stab to the left-side rib cage.After the fight attracted the attention of onlookers, Jones reportedly fled the scene, while persons rushed Lepps to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was immediately admitted.Meanwhile, the suspect allegedly visited the Bartica Police Station where he handed over the pair of scissors to the investigating officers who promptly arrested and charged him for the offence.He will make his next court appearance on January 9, 2020.last_img read more