The Crown alleged that following a domestic dispute, the defendant drove onto a pavement crushing his brother against a railing, intending to kill or cause him seriously harm. An independent eye witness gave evidence of the incident and the defendant confessed to police at the scene which was captured on body worn footage. The defendant’s criminal record went before the jury, including domestic assault and malicious communication, whereby he had threatened to kill a family member. Defence raised was that the incident was an accident and the confession was misunderstood.
The defendant was unanimously acquitted by the jury to both counts of attempted murder and s18 GBH.
Mandisa was instructed by Lauren Alphonse, AB Mackenzie Solicitors