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Mar 14, 2012

Peeing in Park Attempted Murder Trial, dries up

Undefended in court today, twenty-four year old Dekel Bennett was freed of an attempted murder charge, also beating the alternative charge of dangerous harm with intent to cause harm. The charge stems from an incident in June of 2009, when according to Dwayne Staine, he went to Battlefield Park to buy a hotdog. He was confronted by Bennett, a Security Guard of the City Council, about urinating at the Park. But he dismissed the conversation and a short while later, Staine says that Bennett returned with a knife tucked in his pants. Staine tried to arm himself with a rock but was stabbed three times to the abdomen. Bennett told the court that he never intended to kill Staine, but he acted in self-defense because he didn’t pull his weapon first. Justice Herbert Lord summed up the case after two o’clock this afternoon. The case was then in the hands of a jury of five men and four women, who found Bennett not guilty.

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