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February 3 court date for man accused of stabbing

Published:Saturday | January 17, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Thomas, Gleaner Writer


The case against a St James man, who reportedly stabbed another man after accusing him of attacking the defendant's mother, has been put off until February 3, as the case file in the matter is not yet complete.

Forty-one-year-old Andrew Vacianna, an auto-body painter of a Montego Bay address, was before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of wounding with intent, when his case was deferred.

He had his bail extended until the next court date. The allegations are that on August 20, 2014, the complainant got into a dispute with Vacianna's mother and her boyfriend.

Alleged attack

However, the complainant left shortly afterwards, after tempers had cooled. It is further alleged that two days after that incident, the complainant was walking along the North Gully area in Montego Bay when Vacianna approached him and used a ratchet knife to stab him in the belly.

The complainant ran but was chased and stabbed again by the accused. A report was subsequently made to the police and Vacianna was taken into custody.

Under caution, Vacianna reportedly said: "Di bwoy rude and outa order. Him kick down mi madda Wednesday night and run off."

When the matter was mentioned on Monday, clerk of the court Paula-Sue Ferguson told presiding Magistrate Natalie Hart-Hines that the prosecution was awaiting a further medical certificate for the complainant.

Hart-Hines subsequently adjourned the case until February 3 and extended Vacianna's bail until that date.