A man allegedly involved in “some sort of romantic triangle” had all charges against him withdrawn when he appeared in Grand Court on Friday.
Kurt Stevenson Carter, 28, had been brought to Summary Court following an incident in the early hours of July 26 this year. The charges against him were assault causing actual bodily harm, common assault, damage to property and aggravated burglary.
This last offense can be tried only in Grand Court and so the case was transmitted.
In the Summary Court, defense attorney Jonathon Hughes had told the magistrate that Mr. Carter had been out drinking and then decided to visit a woman he knew. He knocked on her window and received no answer, so he tried the door and it was open. He presumed he had permission to enter. Inside, he was met by a man and got into a situation that led to self-defense, the attorney said.
The woman was allegedly assaulted, as was a neighbor who went to her assistance.
On Friday, senior Crown counsel Nicole Petit told Justice Roger Chapple that the Crown was offering no evidence because witnesses did not wish to cooperate with the prosecution.
On that basis, the defendant was discharged.