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January 7, 2014
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Bail extended for senior citizen on assault charge

A senior citizen accused of attacking another man with a machete had his bail extended yesterday when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Charged with assault at common law is Adolphus Jennings.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The court heard that Jennings allegedly chopped at the complainant during an argument.

According to the complainant, Jennings used a cutlass to chop at him and he has witnesses who can back up his claim.

Resident Magistrate Opal Smith asked the accused, "Do you have a lawyer sir?"

"No your honour I don't need one. I am not guilty!" he replied.

A fingerprint order was made. Jennings is to return on January 16h and for the eyewitnesses to provide a statement.

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