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May 9th, 2014
Trial to proceed against Claxton & Plaza in Samurai sword assault

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr. Velon L. John ruled yesterday, May 8, 2014 that a statement taken by Police from a mentally ill man who was allegedly assaulted could not be viewed as rational, hence it could not be considered as admissible in court.

April 22nd, 2014
UPDATE: VC unfit to testify in sword matter - Psychiatrist

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Magistrate Dr Velon L. John is now set to rule on whether a trial will go ahead against accused men, Mustafa Claxton, 28, and Charles Plaza, 43, after a psychiatrist testified on the competence of the Virtual Complainant (VC) today, April 22, 2014.

October 3rd, 2013
Men to go on trial for ‘samurai sword assault' matter in Nov.

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A trial date of November 6, 2013 has now been set for the two men who allegedly assaulted a youth over a missing samurai sword last December.

April 23rd, 2013
UPDATE: Samurai sword assault matter postponed for July hearing

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two men accused of assaulting a man over a missing samurai sword had their hearing postponed to July when the case was called at the Magistrate's Court on April 22, 2013.


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