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January 27, 2014
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Smoking lands two in court

A dispute involving two men arguing over ganja smoke that was allegedly affecting a toddler is set for trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on March 26.

Charged with unlawful wounding is Ricardo Burton, who has pleaded not guilty.

Allegations are that on the day of the incident, the accused and another man got into a dispute, which resulted in the complainant being slapped in the head with a granite stone.

In court on Friday, it was revealed that both men started an argument after the accused, who had a baby in his hand, started complaining about the complainant puffing his smoke in the direction of the baby.

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The accused told the court that the complainant is a known troublemaker in their community, and he was going towards his waist for a ratchet knife.

"Your Honour, mi come out di morning wid di baby, and him come out start smoking his ganja. Mi see when him reach to his waist like him a mek fi him knife, and a so mi fling di stone and it hit him in his head," Burton told the court.

However, the complainant told the court a different story.

"Him use a granite stone to hit mi in my head, and I never did a smoke nuh ganja. It was tobacco mi did a smoke, and him seh dat I was smoking up his baby," the complainant told the court.

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