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December 5, 2013
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Labourer gets 30 days for public mischief
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

A St Catherine man who gave a statement that he witnessed a murder, but changed his statement during the trial, was sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment for creating public mischief.

André Davis, 21-year-old labourer, of Crawl district, Riversdale, St Catherine, pleaded guilty when he appeared before the Linstead Resident Magistate's Court on Tuesday.

The court was told that in 2011, two teenagers had a fight in Riversdale.

Both male juveniles who were armed with knives, injured each other. However, one was stabbed in the chest.

It was said that he ran from the scene but collapsed and died.

Davis had given a statement that he witnessed the fight and saw when the deceased fell.

An investigation was launched and one man was charged with murder.

He was freed of murder as Davis told the court it was dark and he did not see 'anything' only heard sounds.

Davis was charged with public mischief by Corporal Audley Williams of the Linstead Police Station.

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