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January 14, 2013
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Church brothers' quarrel ends in stabbing

Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer


A St James man, who stabbed his church brother during a quarrel, returns to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court for sentencing on March 14.

Roland Fray, 20, from King Street, Montego Bay, pleaded guilty on Thursday to unlawful wounding, after stabbing Janeek Ferguson in the shoulder with a knife.

Ferguson told Resident Magistrate Sheron Barnes that he was in a conversation with another church member along St James Street, when he was accosted by Fray.

"I don't know him (Fray) personally, but on December 29 I was discussing with one of my church sisters about a phone that he took from one of my friends," said Ferguson.

"What you and him have, why you come to stab him?" RM Barnes asked Fray.

"I saw him and one of my church sisters and another church brother, and I heard my name called," replied Fray. "I told him not to call my name, and he fly up and tell me about my mother."

Fray said a fight ensued between them, during which he stabbed Ferguson.

"He chucked (pushed) me and I chucked him back and stabbed him with the knife. I had found it in the town that morning," said Fray.

"You are 20, find something to do and stop finding offensive weapons on the streets," RM Barnes said sternly.

The magistrate ordered a social-enquiry report be prepared to assist in sentencing Fray. She also ordered him fingerprinted.

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