17-year-old tried to kill fellow student over phone

- court hears

A 17-year-old was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with the stabbing of a fellow student, who police say he tried to kill over the theft of a phone.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge to the youth at an in-camera hearing in Georgetown.

It was alleged that on January 22nd, 2018, at Sophia, the 17-year-old unlawfully and maliciously wounded the student with intent to commit murder.

The accused was not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge.

According to the police’s case against the youth, he accused the victim of stealing a phone and an argument ensued. It is alleged that the accused stabbed the complainant with a “Rambo knife” that he had in his possession.

The complainant suffered injuries to his abdomen and was subsequently hospitalised.

Chief Magistrate McLennan later remanded the accused and adjourned the matter until February 6th.

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