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April 11, 2014
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Man chops brother in heated dispute
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

A man accused of chopping his brother viciously all over his body following a domestic dispute was remanded when he appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court.

He is Micheal Russell, 49, labourer of Madrid Avenue, Homstead, St Catherine.

Reports are that on March 19, Russell was at home when he started to quarrel with his younger brother. The court heard he grabbed a machete and the brother ran into a room and locked himself in.

Russell, it was further heard, kicked down the door and started to chop his brother repeatedly on both arms, the head, and ears.

Russell stood calmly while the allegations were outlined. The clerk of court said Russell told his brother that he intended to separate his body from his head.

The Crown did not accept an application for bail.

It was established that the complainant was living in fear of the accused.

When Resident Magistrate Marcia Dunbar-Green asked the complainant what he had to say, he said: "Mi nuh want him get no bail, Your Honour. Him wicked to me, I would never do what him do to me as a brother, and moreover mi fraid of him."

Russell was arrested and charged with wounding with intent by Constable Pauline Meekle of the Spanish Town police.

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