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July 5, 2014
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Men on trial for fight over ackee

A man who reported that he was injured during a fight about ackee is to go on trial in a cross-case against another man who refused to apologise in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Marvin Harris who has been charged with unlawful wounding and Kevin Johnson who has been charged with wounding with intent, are to return to court on August 18 for trial.

Injured

It is alleged that after a dispute about ackee, both men reported to the police that they were injured.

In court on Thursday, Harris who sustained the greater injury begged for leniency and asked for the matter to be disposed.

"Your Honour, me a beg fi some leniency because a ackee we did a fight over," Harris said.

However, when Johnson was asked to apologise to Harris who sustained the more serious injury he was reluctant and gave an apology that wasn't accepted.

"I am sorry, Your Honour and I apologise for the incident, but it is his fault," Johnson said.

Harris who was in disagreement that he was the instigator in the dispute then changed his mind about discontinuing the matter and asked the court to proceed with the case.

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