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"Blade” found not guilty!

Basil Prescott is freed of all his charges. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- (Posted: 2:30pm) Basil Prescott aka "Blade", who was charged with allegedly being armed with an offensive weapon and wounding with intent, was today March 21, 2012 found not guilty of all the charges in the High Court.

Prescott was accused of chopping Lauren Walwyn with a machete following an altercation on August 25, 2011 at Sandbox Road.

He was found not guilty by a unanimous verdict by the nine-member jury. Following the verdict, Justice Rita Olivetti told Prescott that he was a lucky man.

The court heard that there was an altercation involving Prescott's girlfriend and family and Walwyn's girlfriend and family during which Prescott had allegedly become involved and told Walwayn's girlfriend to call Walwyn.

Walwyn allegedly arrived minutes after and it was during this time he was allegedly wounded with a machete. It was claimed that Walwyn after being wounded ran with Prescott in pursuit.

The trial opened on March 15, 2012 with Kezia Carey taking to the stand after Police Constable Michel Etienne who said he took photographs of the area where the incident allegedly occurred. He also said he visited the defendant at Peebles Hospital where one multi-colour boxer and jeans were given to him by the nurse on duty and he subsequently tendered it into evidence.

The virtual complaint Lauren Walwyn took to the stand the following day and insisted he was not the aggressor in the incident, which allegedly resulted in him being wounded.

Also called to the stand by the Crown were Kyana Carey of Sandbox Road and Marcia Williams.

Prescott was represented by Patrick Thompson while Jude Hanley represented the Crown.

More details to follow.

12 Responses to “"Blade” found not guilty! ”

  • Valley massive (16/03/2012, 17:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    look at Basil just relaxing widout a care in the world...
    • under the bus (16/03/2012, 22:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      another crazy man wid a machete...the bvi gone must be in the water
    • under the bus (21/03/2012, 16:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      i see why he was chillin in the court yard because he knew he will be a free man...well me bouy
  • pbs (16/03/2012, 19:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope he say so kool if he end up in b guth
  • farmer brown (16/03/2012, 23:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    he properly done know he will get off he just chillin.
  • Black Serian (17/03/2012, 23:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    He never knew he would be before the court when he took the stand against Byran Walters now the table is turn that should hold he go do some time up the ghut you sissy
  • MAD HOUSE (21/03/2012, 15:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    a man was chopped up, sent hospital...bloody clothes and NOT GUILTY? If it wasnt Blade then who? Jurors you all need being sentenced to prison or a mental ward....You all are crazy!!!!
    • two sides (21/03/2012, 23:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      have respect for the much of our boys are in there for things we all know they did not do?
  • help help help (21/03/2012, 15:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh legal system needs help
  • qc (21/03/2012, 15:57) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    free at last free at last now free bob chad, bezer and tico
  • ccc (21/03/2012, 23:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    so walwyn got bet up and the man got set free what a thing to tell the king

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