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August 5, 2014
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Prisoner gets additional two years for wounding

Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A man accused of wounding another man was sentenced to prison when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Charged with unlawful wounding is Mario Nugent, who entered a guilty plea through his attorney.

Nugent is currently serving a two-year sentence from last November for a previous offence of a similar nature.

The latest incident, which occurred on November 16, 2013, resulted in the complainant sustaining knife wounds to his face.

The court heard that the complainant spent several days at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) as a result of the incident.

lengthy trial

Nugent's attorney argued that the accused man is a perfect candidate for rehabilitation, adding that he has not wasted the court's time by way of a lengthy trial.

The attorney requested of Resident Magistrate (RM) Georgiana Fraser to "allow Mr Nugent a discount in respect to sentencing," so that he could "return to society and make a useful contribution."

The lawyer concluded that his client has embarked on an academic course of sorts, and is intent on acquiring both Mathematics and English.

Commending Nugent's academic endeavours, RM Fraser stated: "This is always positive."

Subsequently, the accused man was sentenced to two years' imprisonment to run concurrent to the sentence he is currently serving, affording him the privilege to simply serve the duration of his original sentence.


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