From the Courts
June 12, 2009
Student charged with stabbing classmate

A charge brought against a fourth form student of the St Vincent Grammar school for wounding his classmate may well end up being settled out of court, if talks between parents of both students materialise. {{more}}

Rajiv Doyle, 16, of Fair Hall, appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Monday, June 8, on a charge of wounding his classmate, Asa Bailey, 16, of Belmont on Thursday, June 4, at about 10am. Bailey received five stab wounds.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Eckron Lockhart, told the court that the parents are looking to come together and settling the matter out of court. However, the matter was adjourned to July 13, and Doyle was released into the custody of his mother.

Senior Magistrate Donald Browne also placed Doyle on a 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. curfew. He also told the youngster to stay out of Carnival activities. “Take carnival out of your mind. There’s nothing called carnival for you,” Browne stated.

It is alleged that an argument broke out between the boys in the school’s Information Technology lab. During the argument, the victim reportedly slapped Doyle, who allegedly stabbed Bailey almost two hours later on the grounds of the school.(KW)