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3 charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault

The Bushrod Island Magisterial Court jails three defendants on charges of Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder and Aggravated Assault after they failed to secure a valid criminal appearance bond.The defendants, who are currently behind bar at the Monrovia Central Prison has been identified as William Dixon Joe, Matthew Jackson and Alfred Tony.

Court records reveal the defendants on 29 September attacked complainant Patrick Karbo in Sayon Town and stabbed him in his upper chest, neck and face with knives, thereby causing him to bleed profusely upon arrival at Mawa Clinic in Vai Town, Bushrod Island.

The court further details defendants Joe, Jackson, and Tony during police preliminary investigation admitted to the crime.The record says as a direct result of wounds sustained in the hands of his attackers, Karbo received 34 stitches to stabilize his health condition.

Defendants are to remain prison, pending a valid criminal appearance bond from a licensed insurance company as security for their reappearance in court whenever they are needed.Meanwhile, the case which is pending before Stipendiary Magistrate Winston Gee, is expected to reassume upon observation of the complainant’s health condition.

By Emmanuel Mondaye–Editing by Jonathan Browne

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