West Bay man pleads not guilty to nightclub stabbing

| 15/01/2012

(CNS): Twenty year old Dan Kelly from West Bay has denied stabbing another man during a fight inside a West Bay Road nightclub in December. The West Bay man was granted bail following his not guilty plea to the charge of grievous bodily harm by Justice Alex Henderson as he said the crown had presented nothing more than a “bare allegation” against the defendant who has been in custody since his arrest on 12 December. Although Kelly admits he was at Club 7 on the night the victim says he was stabbed the West Bay man denied being in a fight with the man or stabbing him.

The accusation against Kelly is based on a seven line statement issued by the 36 year old victim who says he knows Dan Kelly, only hours after he had received abdominal surgery, following the stabbing at the club. The crown said that Kelly made an unprovoked attack on the victim stabbing him twice for “no reason,” the court heard.
Kelly’s defence attorney however said there are no witnesses and no forensic evidence that her client was involved in the fight. He gave a full statement to the police on arrest denying the charge.

The victim had not called the police at the time of the stabbing which allegedly occurred inside Club 7 at around 2am. The police were called by hospital staff after the victim turned up suffering from two stab wounds and seeking treatment at the Cayman Islands hospital.

Category: Crime

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