‘Zoo-bat’ owns up to wounding charge wounding
Xavier Jabarri ‘Zoo-bat’ Wharton, 21, will be sentenced next week for stabbing another man in his abdomen last October 2.
The unemployed young man, from 1st Avenue Maxwell Hill, Christ Church, appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch today in the District ‘C’ Magistrates Court.
He admitted to the charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding O’Neil Chase at Oistins’ Bay Garden, Christ Church.
Prosecuting, Sergeant Azel Skeete told the court that for the past few years, there has been an ongoing feud between the two men and whenever they saw each other, there would be an altercation.
On the particular date, Chase was at Oistins Bay Garden socializing when Wharton went up to him and whispered something in his ear, before stabbing him in his left side and running off towards the car park.
When Chase tried to go after his attacker, he fell in an area close to the Silver Fox Arcade and was later attended to by ambulance personnel.
Yesterday, the two men again had an altercation at Gall Hill, Christ Church. Police later arrested and charged Wharton, who returns to court next Monday.