[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 40 – year – old Gold Miner was today placed on $90,000 bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman on a wounding charge.
Michael Douglas of 111 Miles Mahdia, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on November 17 at 111 Miles Mahdia, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Deon Giles.
Police Prosecutor, Joel Ricknauth told the Court that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) borrowed a torch that is used to melt gold from Douglas. However, the defendant alleged that Giles stole some gold from him. As a result, a fight ensued and the defendant chopped Giles on his left hand.
Douglas was represented by Attorney – at – Law, Adrian Thompson, who told the Court that his client is married with eight children and has no prior or pending matter before any court.
According to Thompson, he was instructed that his client also received injuries and lost a tooth as a result of the altercation with the victim.
The Police Prosecutor did not opposed bail but requested that the matter be transferred to the Mahdia Court.