A 27- year-old farmer from Beaulieu in St. George has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prisons following a near fatal incident last week Saturday night that left another individual nursing stab wounds at the General Hospital in St. George’s.
Shane Brown has been arrested and charged with the indictable offence of attempted non-capital murder and the summary charges of damage to property and obscene language.
Represented by Attorney-at-law, Peter David, the accused who is no stranger to the court, made his first appearance at the St. George’s
No. 1 Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill.
Attorney David did not make a bail application for his client, but requested that the Prosecution take another look at the charges laid against Brown.
The lawyer felt that the indictable charge of attempted non-capital murder should be reduced to a lesser offence.
THE NEW TODAY understands that on the night of the incident Brown allegedly entered the St. George’s General hospital and inflicted stab wounds on the victim, who was at the time seeking medical attention at the Causality Department.
It is understood that Brown initially stabbed the wounded man earlier in the night.
According to well-placed sources, Brown pursued his victim to the hospital and continued to inflict stab wounds to his body in the presence of doctors and nurses, as well as other persons seeking medical attention at the hospital.
The accused is due to return to the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court on April 6 to answer the indictable charge of attempted non-capital murder.
April 18 is the date set for the summary charges of damage to property and obscene language that were slapped on Brown by the police.