Magistrate Azore hears intriguing assault case

first_imgBy Paula GomesIf one ever has the opportunity to sit in the courtroom of some magistrates, particularly Fabayo Azore’s on a Wednesday, then one knows that there is no end to the disputes which flood in on a weekly basis – some of which are particularly humorous. Such was the case of Andrew Sharples, a 51-year-old Stabroek Market stall operator, of A Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown.The charge against this defendant stated that on November 24, 2017, he unlawfully assaulted Desmond Gordon, occasioning actual bodily harm. nHe was also accused of using abusive language and threatening behaviour to the Virtual Complainant (VC). Sharples readily pleaded guilty to all three charges and indicated that he wished not to waste the court’s time.According to the man, the VC who was known to him for over 15 years would communicate fabricated tales of Sharples’ extra-marital affairs to his wife. One of the confrontations between the parties took a particularly nasty twist when the complainant punched the defendant to his face and Sharples naturally responded with equal violence. “He bit my lip and I bite back…it was a quick thing and I am really sorry…it was an unfortunate incident and I don’t want to waste the court’s time,” he remorsefully told the Magistrate.Having considered his early guilty plea and remorse, Magistrate Azore had the case discharged for good.The other party has also been charged with the offence of assault occasioning actual bodily harm to which he pleaded not guilty. That case is before another court for trial.last_img read more

Pura Vida takes a chill Costa Ricans play in Canadian ice hockey

first_imgCosta Rica was represented on Canadian ice when players from Costa Rica’s Castillo Knights hockey club participated in the Lac Beauport Pond Hockey Tournament near Quebec City. The massive annual tournament, held in late January, is played on outdoor ice on Lake Beauport and attracts some of the best pond hockey teams from across North America and Europe. Rodolfo Piña (far left) and Mariano Espinoza (second from right) proudly display the Costa Rican flag after winning their second game of the tournament. Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica’s golf phenom Paul Chaplet prepares for moment on the sport’s biggest stage Costa Rica women’s beach volleyball team qualifies for first ever Olympic Games Costa Rica excels at Central American Surfing Championships Even Justin Trudeau is excited about Costa Rica’s first-ever international ice hockey tourneylast_img read more