Teenager on wounding charge
A man was chided by a judge in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday for seriously wounding another.
Eighteen-year-old Kidani Reid is charged with wounding with intent.
It is alleged on February 20, about 8:30 p.m., the complainant was walking along a main road when he was attacked by Reid and others.
The men reportedly cornered the complainant and chopped him. He was admitted to the Kingston Public Hospital for days.
Reid's co-accused are still on the run. On hearing the charge and the age of the accused, Senior RM Judith Pusey became irate.
"You're barely an adult. What are people 18 to 25 doing here charged with serious offences? Don't you have anything better to do? It's so frightening!
"I want a break from all these young people coming before me on such serious charges," Pusey lamented.
The judge was further perturbed when she learned that the complainant in the matter could not appear in court because he was before another court as an accused.
Reid was granted bail at $150,000, with surety, and is to report to the Bull Bay Police Station on Mondays and Thursdays, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
A fingerprint order was made. He is to reappear in court on February 11.