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Butlers' case referred for mediation

Published:Monday | January 11, 2021 | 3:42 PMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer -
Kyle Butler leaving court after the hearing with his father, Craig Butler, at the Half-Way Tree Parish Court in St Andrew on Monday.
Kyle Butler leaving court after the hearing with his father, Craig Butler, at the Half-Way Tree Parish Court in St Andrew on Monday.
Craig Butler leaving the Half-Way Tree Parish Court in St Andrew on Monday after his case was mentioned.
Craig Butler leaving the Half-Way Tree Parish Court in St Andrew on Monday after his case was mentioned.
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The court matter between Craig Butler and national under-23 footballer Kyle Butler, his son, has been referred for mediation by Senior Parish Judge, Cole Montaque, at the Half-Way Tree Parish Court in St Andrew on Monday afternoon.

This means that the dispute between both parties will be settled without relying on a legal judgment issued by a judge or jury.

Kyle, represented by Tom Tavares-Finson, accused Craig, founder of the Phoenix All Stars Football Academy, of assault after an alleged incident during a training session at the Mona High School on Monday, November 30, 2020. But Craig, represented by Christopher Townsend, has vehemently denied the claim and countered with a similar charge against his son days later.

Craig's daughter, who lives with him, will be used as the middle-person in the handing over of documents, including a passport and driver's licence belonging to Kyle, which are still at his father's house.

However, Craig says Kyle has nothing left at the house and that he has denied him access because of what he describes as "some unpleasant habits" his son has developed.

As a result, Montaque advised Kyle to tell his sister where the items are located and have her return them to him.

They are set to return to court on March 11.

More on this story in the Tuesday Gleaner.

livingston.scott@gleanerjm.com