Three juveniles accused of stabbing 13-year-old for not joining gang in GB


Tribune Freeport Reporter


THREE juveniles were charged in the Magistrate’s Court in Grand Bahama on Thursday for allegedly stabbing a 13-year-old boy.

The minors, ages 13, 14, and 15, appeared with their guardians before Magistrate Simone Brown.

Ernie Wallace represented the 15-year-old.

It is alleged that on Tuesday, January 16, at Lewis Yard, the minors intentionally caused grievous harm to the boy.

The minors were not allowed to enter a plea because a Juvenile Panel was absent.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Garth McIntosh said the victim had stomach surgery and sustained an injury to his liver. He said the injured boy was eating through a feeding tube.

Sgt McIntosh reported that the victim was in stable condition. He did not object to bail.

Mr Wallace asked the court to grant his client and the other minors reasonable bail.

“I once sat where you sit, and these matters trouble me most,” said the attorney and former magistrate.

He said he hopes the young men can soon put the bad experiences behind them and become productive citizens.

Magistrate Brown granted the juveniles $7,000 bail with one surety each and ordered that they not contact the complainant.

The case was adjourned to March 17 before a Juvenile Panel.

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