An argument during a game of football has resulted in a Guyhoc resident being charged with attempted murder.
Kurt Joseph stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, who read a charge which alleged that on June 18, at Tucville, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Taval December, with intent to commit murder.
Joseph was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge.
According to the Police Prosecutor, the defendant and December were at the Tucville ball field playing football when an argument developed. As a result of the heated argument, Joseph became annoyed, and pulled out a knife, and stabbed December to the left side of his chest. December was later rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he underwent surgery, and was admitted as a patient. December, according to the prosecutor, was later discharged but his injuries, as stated on the medical, while not immediately life threatening have the potential to cause death.
The defendant’s attorney later requested that his client be released on reasonable bail.
The Chief Magistrate later granted the defendant $150,000 bail. He was then ordered to report every Friday, to the East La Penitence Police Station until the completion of trial. Additionally, he is to remain 50 feet away from the complainant, and is not to contact, or cause anyone to contact December, or any witnesses in the matter.
The matter was adjourned to August 7th.