Jamaica Crime News, St James: A knife-wielding St. James man who allegedly inflicted knife wounds to his sister’s boyfriend during an altercation was given a new court date when he appeared in the St. James Parish Court Thursday morning.
When the matter against Charles Crichton was called up for mention before presiding judge Sandria Wong-Small, the prosecutor indicated to the court that she was still not in receipt of the psychiatric evaluation report, and the judge told her to contact the psychiatrist with a view to having the report placed on file.
Directing her attention to Crichton, the judge informed him that he was looking much better since his last court appearance and encouraged him to keep his doctor’s appointment.
The matter was subsequently set for mention on May 14 and Crichton’s bail was extended.
Allegations are that in October 2018, the complainant, who is involved in a relationship with Crichton’s sister, was at their Glendevon home when an altercation developed. In the interim, Crichton brandished a knife and inflicted wounds to the complainant’s chest and upper lip.
Crichton, who is represented by attorney-at-law Suwayne Phillips, has been diagnosed with psychiatric-related issues and has been seeing a psychiatrist at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.