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Labourer fined for stabbing teenager

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Ivan Guy Ragguette, 22, labourer, of Ottley Hall, has been ordered to pay compensation of $2000 for stabbing 16 year-old Junior Nash on February 29, 2008.{{more}} When he first appeared at the Serious Offences Court last Thursday, he pleaded guilty to the charge. Sentencing was, however, adjourned to Tuesday, March 25.

On Tuesday at the Serious Offences Court, Chief Magistrate Sonya Young ordered Ragguette to pay $500 for the next four months or go to prison for six months. He was also fined $300 to be paid in two weeks or a one-month jail sentence.

The court heard that both Nash and Ragguette were attending an event at the popular Ottley Hall nightspot “The Palace” when Raguette confronted Nash about a previous incident between them. An argument ensued between them and Ragguette pulled a knife from his waist and stabbed Nash in his chest.

Nash told the court that he had to spend three days in the hospital and complained of still feeling pain. The young boy also stated that he was under strict orders from the doctor not lift any heavy objects. (KW)

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