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January 14, 2013
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New trial date for st james man

Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer


A St James man, accused of assaulting his sister after accusing her of sweeping dust on him, returns to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on March 8.

Jason Bryan, from Montego Bay, is charged with unlawful wounding against Cadene McFarlane last month.

McFarlane refused to attend mediation with her brother, citing long-standing aggression between them.

"I don't want to go (to mediation) because every minute him a war with me," McFarlane told Resident Magistrate Sandria Wong-Small. "I was sweeping, and him pass and kick my fan," the complainant added, in recounting the wounding incident. "I said, 'you see how you stay,' and him kick the fan ... and him lick (hit) me with a paint pan and stab me."

But Bryan gave a different story.

"Your Honour, me stay far from this girl because me know how she stay. I just washed my car and went to the bathroom, and just as me come out of the bathroom, she sweep up the dust in my face," he said.

"It is clear that we cannot assist you and your sister," remarked RM Wong-Small.

The court was told that the prosecution's case file is incomplete, as McFarlane's medical certificate was still outstanding. The matter was subsequently set for March.

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