Man freed of wounding charge

September 14, 2017

Linstead resident Shawn Smith was freed of a wounding charge in the St Catherine Parish Court, following a successful no-case submission by his lawyer.

When Smith appeared on Tuesday before parish judge Grace Henry-McKenzie, the defence was told that the police had not established a case as the accused wasn't properly identified.

This was after attorney-at-law Walter Melbourne argued that the complainant was intoxicated.

He said that a medical doctor had testified to that, and that the complainant did not see his attacker clearly.

Allegations are that in December 2014 about 4 a.m., the complainant was attacked and stabbed in the shoulder.

A report was made and Smith was charged with unlawful wounding.

He made numerous court appearances and maintained his innocence throughout.

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