Security guard fined $75,000 for malicious wounding

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A security guard on Tuesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to charges of wounding.

lawTimothy Warden, 27, of Apartment 6 Shopping Plaza, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the charge, which stated that on January 28, 2016 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Keon Yapp.

Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that on the day in question at about 15:45hrs, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was driving his car when it collided with another car, which resulted in an argument between the VC and the driver of the other car.

The Defendant along with a colleague and a traffic police approached the VC, who was at the time cursing and requested that he stopped cursing but he did not.

According to the prosecutor, the traffic police cautioned him that if he did not stop, he would be taken to the police station. However, the prosecutor noted that the policeman’s warning annoyed the VC, who launched toward the colleague of defendant reaching for his gun that was around his waist.

The defendant saw this and pushed the VC to prevent him from getting to the gun.

The VC attempted to assault the defendant, who took out his gun and gun butted him to his head.

The defendant when given a chance to speak told the court that he was only trying to protect himself.

Magistrate McLennan fined him $75,000 with an alternative of 6 months in prison.

 

 

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