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Jamaican wanted in US to reappear in court this week after capture

Published:Sunday | August 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM

A 59-year-old Jamaican man who eluded United States prosecutors for 21 years, before being captured by Jamaican police, is to return to court on Thursday.

Arnold Gabbidon was remanded when he appeared in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday.

Gabbidon, a farmer, was captured in Clarendon last Wednesday, after he fled the US in 1994. He allegedly attempted to kill his common-law wife, stabbing her several times with a knife and leaving her in the house to die. However, she survived the ordeal.

Gabbidon is facing charges of assault with intent to murder; burglary with an assault on a lawful occupant; mayhem; assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and making threats to commit the crime of murder.