Attempted murder accused for trial

Hemchand Kerswin

An attempted murder accused was yesterday committed to face trial at the High Court.

The charge against Hemchand Kerswin stated that on April 14th, 2017 at D’Urban Backlands, with intent to commit murder, he wounded Trevor Smith.

The prosecution’s case was that on the day in question, Smith and the accused had an exchange of words because the accused was sitting on Smith’s step and refused to move.

Smith, who was annoyed, made a report to the police and was subsequently dealt several lashes to his head by Kerswin, who was armed with a piece of wood.

After the preliminary inquiry into the charge was completed, Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday committed the man to stand trial at the High Court. He was remanded to prison pending trial.  

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