Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Editorial Staff
7 months ago

Youngster fined for stabbing schoolmate in the back

By Zaya Williams

A case of a school crush that landed one teen in the hospital and one in hand cuffs back in 2020 came before a High Court Judge on Friday.

Jacquan Francis was fined $1000 for stabbing one of his peers in the back on December 3, 2020.

Francis was 18 years-old at the time and attending secondary school when he got into a heated argument with a 17-year-old schoolmate who had interest in the same girl that he did.

The dispute turned into a fight that escalated to the point that Francis stabbed the younger boy with a scissors.

The complainant spent 72 hours in the hospital as a result while the accused was arrested, interviewed and then charged with wounding with intent and unlawful wounding.

He pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding on Friday when arraigned before Justice Colin Williams.

His lawyer, Leon Symister that mitigated on his client’s behalf explaining that his client despite winning the girl over, allowed his anger to take control.

His client then apologized to the court and was then sentenced to pay the fine by the end of the month.

 

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