Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2020. 11:13 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: Jevon Belizaire, 26, a labourer of Antelope Street Extension, was charged with wounding when he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser. He pleaded guilty to the charge. But because there was no indication on the medico-legal form that the injury was wounding, Chief Magistrate Fraser said that she cannot accept a guilty plea for wounding and instead, she will accept a guilty plea for the lesser offense of harm.
She told Belizaire that he can be sentenced to up to 5 years for harm but she will impose a fine as opposed to giving him jail time, because he pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and he saved the court time. She fined him $500 plus $5 court cost and she gave him until March 31 to pay. If he defaults on payment he will serve 3 months.
The incident occurred on February 2 on Antelope Street Extension. The complainant, Javene Lucas, a cook of Antelope Street Extension, reported to the police that a man known to him as “Bullet”, pointed to him and said to Belizaire that he was the person who did not want to lend his bicycle. Belizaire then picked up a piece of lumber and struck him on the left side of his neck, which caused him to feel pain. Lucas said that Belizaire also punched him in his right eye.
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