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Wednesday 25 April 2018
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Teens in court for stabbing

TWO boys, aged 16 and 18, appeared before a Port of Spain Magistrate yesterday charged with stabbing of another youth aged 15, at the MovieTowne Cineplex on Saturday night.

The incident which was video recorded and uploaded to social media shows boys punching and stabbing a teen at Fiesta Plaza in the MovieTowne compound.

The two teens appeared before Magistrate Rehana Ali in the Third Court charged with the malicious wounding of the teen.

The charges were read aloud by PC Bart of the Western Division.

The boys pleaded not guilty and Magistrate Ali granted bail in the sum of $10,000 to each accused.

According to reports, the accused, both of St James were arrested while attempting to board a taxi shortly after the stabbing incident on Saturday night. Newsday spoke to the victim’s grandfather who attended the court hearing.

He urged youths to find a more constructive, lawful outlet for their energies over the July-August vacation and not be led astray by negative influences.

“Try to get involved in camps and different clubs or groups. Leave all of this fighting and gang foolishness alone please. I was speaking to one of the officers who responded and he told me that if my grandson was stabbed a little higher, he would have been dead. I don’t want that for any child.” According to police sources, one of the accused boys has pending charges for breaking and entering, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

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