Man facing counts of domestic violence to take plea on Friday


A man facing multiple charges of domestic violence is expected to take his plea in court on Friday this week in light of amended charges.

Ishmael Renton was initially charged with three counts of domestic violence. Following a proposal by the defence, prosecution has decided to remove one of those charges.

Defence sent a second proposal to prosecution in the previous hearing.

This was for prosecution to withdraw a second count against the defendant.

Prosecution informed court he needed time to respond to the second proposal.

Court instructed both counsels to discuss with each other before coming back to court on Friday this week for Renton to take his plea.

Court extended bail for Renton and he is required to come to court on the next mention date.

Prosecution alleged on the unknown date between 1st and 31st of August 2022 at Mud Land, Zion defendant Renton psychologically abuses the complainant, by doing a conduct that humiliated him and insult him whilst holding onto a 24inch bush knife and a steel rod while striking the copper fence of the complainant compound.

Again, on August 12, 2023 at Mud Lack, Zion Renton did economically abuse Complainant by damaging his properties namely kitchen, copper, tank and wall of their dwelling house.

The complainant went and report the matter to the police and defendant charged.

Lydon Adifaka of Police Prosecution Department act for the Crown and Mrs. Emy Rusi of PSO appear for the defendant.

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