An ongoing dispute between two teenagers on New Year’s Day landed before the law courts today.
Seventeen-year-old Renako Robin Holder, of Whitehall Tenantry Road, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick and pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Avery Lorde on January 1, 2019.
Sergeant St Clair Phillips told the court the two, who were involved in a previous dispute, were walking along Browne’s Beach around 1:30 a.m. when Lorde bumped into Holder. A scuffle erupted when the accused saw who it was. During the fight Holder took up a broken bottle and stabbed Lorde in the stomach. Lorde went to the police to make a report and he was transported to hospital, treated and discharged.
“He threatened to kill me,” Holder disclosed after he was asked whether he had anything to say about what the prosecutor had said.
“He attacked four of my friends,” the first time offender told the magistrate saying that Lorde also issued threats towards him on social media and in his presence.
“He bumped into me . . . I was on a patch and he bump into me . . . I stabbed him with a bottle that I found,” Holder added.
Frederick asked the teenager why he had not reported the matter the authorities.
“Suppose he had died, you would be on a more serious charge . . . you didn’t think about that? He threatened you, why didn’t you go to the police, your mother, your father anybody like that?”
A pre-sentencing report was ordered on Holder who told the magistrate that he had been “kicked out” of one of the island’s prestigious secondary schools.
He was granted $2,000 bail to reappear in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on June 11, 2019.