Not guilty pleas entered after night club incident

Two men injured outside West Bay Road premises on Feb. 4

Three defendants entered pleas of not guilty in Grand Court last week, when charges were put to them arising from an incident outside the Fete Night Club in the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 4.

Early reports of the incident indicated that one man was shot and another man was hit with a gun.

The first order of business before Justice Malcolm Swift on Friday was to join the indictments that set out different offenses against different defendants: Malik Wilford Mothen, 35; his wife Tashika Mothen, 29; Kashwayne Hewitt, 20; and Daniella Tibbetts, 24.

Tashika Mothen did not enter any pleas and she remained seated while the others stood for their arraignment.

Mothen and Hewitt pleaded not guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm outside the club on Feb. 4.

Mothen pleaded not guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and attempted murder in relation to one of the injured men; and not guilty to causing actual bodily harm to the other injured man.

Mothen and Hewitt pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm to the second man.

Hewitt and Tibbetts pleaded not guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm at a West Bay premises on Feb. 10.

Trial has been set for July 10.

After the three returned to custody, Mrs. Mothen remained in the dock while attorney Amelia Fosuhene made legal submissions on her behalf and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran responded.

This matter was adjourned until May 18, with Mrs. Mothen remanded in custody.

Other defense attorneys were Prathna Bodden for Mothen; Crister Brady for Hewitt; and John Furniss for Tibbetts.

Mr. Moran was assisted by Crown counsel Eleanor Fargin.

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