No. 68 Friday, March 19, 2010
A man charged with unlawful wounding after he used a machete to chop another man was given a suspended jail term when he appeared before the Montego Bay RM Court on Tuesday, March 16.

    Lensford Watson, 39, of Summer Hill, St.
James was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment but Resident Magistrate Vivienne Harris suspended the sentence for 12 months. 

    A Supervision Order was also imposed. 
    The incident reportedly took place in September 2008 after the complainant saw the accused man sitting on his car.
    It is alleged that the complainant told the accused to get off his car which resulted in a dispute between them.
    The following week, both men were at a wake in Maroon Town when another dispute developed between them.
    A knife and a machete were brought into play and Watson, who had the machete, used it to chop the complainant to his left hand causing a wound.
    The matter was reported to the police and he was arrested and charged.

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