According to court records, the two men had been friends for several years and had developed the habit of sleeping over when necessary even as they are from the same general area.
On the night in question, the friend was at the home of Chandler, which he shared with his mother. Chandler was not present when the friend arrived. As was the norm, the friend made himself comfortable in a room to the back of the house.
A few hours later, the friend awoke to the sensation of a sharp prick to his back. At the time he was still disoriented from sleep, and felt a couple more before he noticed his friend Chandler was standing over him in the room. He also became aware that his shirt was wet and that there was a strong smell of blood in the air. He then demanded what was going on from Chandler who replied, “Madness that taking me there.”
In response to his cries for assistance, the friend was quickly taken out of the room and helped to the roadside. An ambulance was called and the victim was taken to Victoria Hospital for treatment. The victim was admitted to the hospital and the police were summoned. The victim made a report to the officers.
Chandler, who is at present unrepresented by legal counsel, declined to make comment when given the opportunity to do so. He is currently out on bail and was allowed to continue until a trial date is set.