Sister tells court she wants to discontinue a case of wounding and GBH against her by her own brother
A sister tells the court that she wants to discontinue a case of wounding and Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) against her by her own brother.
This case involving a brother being charged with wounding his own sister has gone down the tube, after the sister told the court she was no longer interested in pursuing the matter.
Lucian Benjamin was charged with unlawful wounding and Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) on his sister, Melissa Benjamin, during an incident which took place in May, 2014 at Formage in Massacre.
A nine-member jury was already impaneled to hear the matter, but yesterday Thursday, December 8, the case took a turn when the prosecuting attorney informed the court, that they will not be having an opening statement to the jury, and Melissa wanted to make a statement.
Melissa was sworn in and took the witness stand. She told the court that she was no longer interested in the matter, since “it hurts my heart especially for my nephew. It just hurts my heart and I want it ended.”
Questioned if she was promised anything or if threats were made against her to end the matter, she replied “no.”
The prosecution then told the court that in light of Melissa’s statement, they will offer no evidence in the matter since she was their key and main witness.
As a result, the Judge ordered the jury to return a verdict of “not guilty” against Lucian Benjamin since he was already placed in the care of the jury.
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