Man on attempted murder charge over broken bottle attack

Julian Knox

A 25-year-old man was yesterday charged with attempted murder, following an alleged attack on a man with a broken bottle.

The charge against Julian Knox states that on April 11th, 2018, at Coverden, East Bank Demerara, he unlawfully wounded Keith Dalton with intent to harm or murder him.

Knox was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court 1.

Police prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that Knox and Dalton, who play football together, had an argument, which led to the accused picking up a bottle, breaking it and attacking the complainant. Dalton sustained injuries and spent about three days in the hospital.

Mansfield did not object to bail being granted but insisted that conditions be attached if Knox were to be granted his pre-trial liberty.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan placed Knox on $250,000 bail with the condition that he lodge his passport, not go within 50 feet of the complainant and not tamper with any witnesses in the matter. Knox is also required to report to the officer-in-charge of the Timehri Police Station every Friday until the completion of his trial.

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