From the Courts
July 18, 2017
Teen walks free, as defendant fails to show up in court

Largo Heights teen Omega Cupid was yesterday freed of a wounding charge laid against her in December 2016 for allegedly stabbing her child’s father multiple times.

Cupid, who was 18 when she first appeared before the court, was charged that on December 17, 2016 at Glen, she wounded Desmond Chance, 23, of Glen, with intent.

Police say that Chance was stabbed twice at the back of his neck, three times in his back and three times in his shoulder.

Cupid was not allowed to plead, as the charge was laid indictably.

She spent Christmas 2016 behind bars after the Crown opted to deny her bail, as Chance was still at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital nursing a stab wound to his neck, which was nine cm wide and nine cm deep.

The matter was also adjourned and transferred to the Serious Offences Court, where there was expected to be a Preliminary Inquiry into the matter.

However, when Cupid stood before Chief Magistrate yesterday, Chance did not show up to court to give evidence, forcing the Crown to offer no offence.

The teenager was then relieved of the charge.(AS)

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