Man accused in Brac fight will argue self-defence

Charges set for Brac court

Mitchell Marvin Ryan of Watering
Place, Cayman Brac, appeared in Summary Court in Grand Cayman on Monday,
charged with wounding and causing grievous bodily harm.

Ryan, 46, was brought to court from
custody. He had a bandage above his forehead and his left hand was bandaged.

Defence Attorney Lloyd Samson
applied to Magistrate Grace Donalds for bail.

“We say he was attacked by Jerry
Hunter with a knife. We say self-defence,” he told the court.

Ryan is accused of wounding Mr.
Hunter and maliciously wounding him with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is further charged with causing
actual bodily harm to Mr. Hunter’s wife, Valderine.

The charges arose from an incident
last Wednesday night. Mr. Samson said the complainants attended a function at
Ryan’s home and a dispute arose.

Crown Counsel Candia James did not
object to bail as long as conditions were attached. She asked that Ryan have no
direct or indirect contact with the complainants.

Mr. Samson said the Hunters live
far enough away that this would not be a problem.

The magistrate added another
condition — that Ryan not come within 100 yards of either complainant.

She set the matter for mention
again at the next sitting of Summary Court on the Brac and directed Ryan to
attend the Aston Rutty Civic Centre at 10am on Thursday, 18 November.

A statement issued by police on
Thursday indicated that, after the incident, Mr. Hunter, 32, was conveyed to
Faith Hospital with lacerations to his body.

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