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August 11, 2014
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Woman accused of knifing man fined

A woman accused of cutting a man with a knife, was both fined and had her bail extended when she appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Charged with possession of an offensive weapon and unlawful wounding is Novline Bryan, who pleaded guilty and not guilty respectively to the offences.

Allegations are that on the day in question, Bryan used a knife to stab the male complainant in his back following a brief dispute. It is said that a short while later, police personnel called to the scene of the incident found the knife allegedly used to stab the complainant in her possession. Bryan was subsequently arrested and charged.

The court heard that the man was admitted to the Kingston Public Hospital for treatment following the incident.

"Sir, you saw who stabbed you?" Resident Magistrate Georgiana Fraser asked.

"She did," the complaint stated unequivocally, as he pointed in the accused woman's direction.

Subsequently, the sitting magistrate ordered Bryan to return to court on September 24 for a mention hearing, pending an outstanding medical report. Additionally, the accused was ordered to pay a fine of $4,000 or serve 30 days in prison on the possession of an offensive weapon charge.

A fingerprint order was also made.

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