Two charged for Dennery chopping incident

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Two charged for Dennery chopping incident
Denis Rufin in hospital after suffering multiple chop wounds on Thursday, July 9.
Denis Rufin in hospital after suffering multiple chop wounds on Thursday, July 9.

Police officials have confirmed that two men have been charged in connection with a chopping incident in Dennery on Thursday, July 9.

Venus Joseph, 21, of High Street, Dennery was charged for the offences of assault, and aiding and abetting.

He made an appearance in the First District Court where he was granted bail in the sum of EC$500 on the assault charge and EC$3,000 on the aiding and abetting charge.

Ike James, 21, of Church Street, Dennery was charged for the offence of grievous harm. He was granted bail in the sum of EC$ 3,500.

Both men were ordered to sign in at the Dennery Police Station every Monday and Friday. They have been placed under a curfew between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. daily. They were also ordered to stay away from public activities in Dennery.

They are responsible for chopping Denis Rufin, 22, who sustained wounds to his heels, the lower part of his right knee and the right side of his face. The attack occurred near the “laundry by the infant school” on Victoria Street.

Reports are that the chopping stemmed from the discovery of a bag, believed to contain drugs that was retrieved from the sea by two men sources close to the victim had told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).

This is not the first time Rufin was attacked. Reports are that on June 28, at Dennery village, the same suspects robbed him of his phone and money, and stripped him of his clothes.

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  1. dat doesn't make sense, here two guys are out, when the young man on a hospital bed fighting for his life. those guys should be behind bars for a long period of time.

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  2. Call me barbaric if you wish but I believe an eye for an eye is in keeping with my perception of justice; they would feel the cold steel of a catclu chopping them in the same manner they punished the lad.

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  3. That's all they are charging those bastards. That insane. No wonder people are chopping each other like this in St.Lucia. They know it's only $500.00 they will be charged for assult, my goodness, who is in charged of the justice system in StLucia? Lord have mercy.

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  4. Both of these young guys are allegdely into drug activity. Neither is gainfully employed or have surety, yet bail was covered easily. With police presence in the community being as limp and non-existent as it currently is, who is enforcing this curfew? This is pure crap, but of course we like it so. Let's fiddle while Rome burns.

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  5. Investigate them for drugs also. Them might have been expecting that bag which went missing.

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