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March 15, 2014
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Rastas face court for biting dispute

Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

Two Rastafarian men, who were accused of biting each other, were sentenced to community service in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

They are Omar Gray and Kadon Richards, who were charged with unlawful wounding.

The court heard that the men have had a long-standing dispute over a number of issues including Gray's Rastafarian faith. On the day in question, it was alleged that the men got into a physical altercation which resulted in both of them biting each other.

"Him just come to mi and a carry argument, Miss," Gray explained.

"So unu bite each other?" Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked the accused men.

"Me and this man always inna worries over religion, him trim me. Him bite me first, Your Honour," Gray said as he showed the sitting magistrate a section of his locks which appeared to be cut.

"How long unu plan to spend for this carnivorous offence?" RM Pusey further asked before sentencing the men to 40 hours of community service each.

"If unu don't go and do the 40 hours, is prison yu nuh?" RM Pusey explained.

Gray blurted: "Your Honour, when we must start, Your Honour!?"

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