Solid Waste employee charged for trying to kill his co-worker

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Youseff Dion Mc Dougal of Villa

A 30-year-old man charged with attempting to murder his coworker, made his first appearance in the St John’s Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Youseff Dion Mc Dougal of Villa was charged in connection with the stabbing of Shaquille Joseph, who has been listed in critical condition at Mount St John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC).

Joseph, of Tindale Road, received stabbed multiple wounds about his body last Thursday, the most serious of which was to his chest, reportedly near his heart.

The victim, who turned 24 years old on Saturday, was also said to have been wounded in his back and diaphragm.

Based on reports, the wounds were allegedly inflicted during an altercation in the Golden Grove area while both men were on the job.

Joseph and Mc Dougal are both employees of the National Solid Waste Management Authority.

Joseph remains in a coma in critical condition

Yesterday, Magistrate Conliffe Clarke set July 21 as the date for his committal hearing.

On that day he will find out if there is enough evidence against him to have the matter sent up to the High Court where Mc Dougal will have to answer to the charge against him.

The defendant indicated to the court that he has secured Wendel Robinson as his attorney. However, Robinson was not present since he reportedly had to appear before the Court of Appeal.

The prosecution also disclosed that the victim remains on life support and should he meet his demise, the charge would have to be upgraded to murder.

Since the magistrate does not have the jurisdiction to grant bail for such an offence, Robinson would have to apply to the High Court for bail. Daily Observer

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Am glad he got his justice, and still yet to get mine though but God nah sleep, you leave your house go to work and people want take you out like is them give you contract

  2. Wendel Robinson seems to be the attorney of choice for criminals these days. What happened to the other lawyers? Are they not effective? I guess Wendels knows the inside working of the police so they believe he alone knows how to get you off. I really hope the victim has a speedy recovery. Sad if we have to lose such a young life for such stupidity

    • You know who represented all the bad cops that had disciplinary charges against them before he ended up as Police Commissioner?

  3. So i guess he jus started to stab him jus like that ….I know he is not crazy in any altercation only the looser is the victim even if he was the aggressor at the start of it…Jus being logical but i wish both young men all the best….

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