8 years for Attempted Murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

On Tuesday, December 10th, 34-year-old Leslie Frazer was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of attempting to kill his ex-common-law wife’s new lover.

While he was sentenced to 8 years, Justice Adolph Lucas, who heard the case in a trial without jury, informed him that he will only have to serve 5 years since the victim was the one who provoked the incident.

During the 5 day trial the victim, Faron Waight, and Frazer’s Ex, Dona Mortis, testified as witnesses to the attempted murder. In court, Frazer testified that on May 29th, 2011, Waight was chopped once after which he fell to the ground and Frazer then went over him and chopped him several more times.

According to the victim, while he was at his home, located at the corner of King and Amara Avenue, he saw when Frazer came into the area and that’s when he grabbed a piece of stick and set chase after him on his bicycle. According to Waight, when he finally caught up with Frazer, he pulled out a machete from a bag and chopped him to the back of his head. Waight further testified that during the attack, he fell to the ground and Frazer chopped him several more times to the body.

In mitigation plea, Frazer called one character witness, his friend, Brendan Mariano who spoke well of him and begged the court for leniency for his friend.

Before imposing a jail term, Justice Lucas was stern when he said in court that while he found Frazer guilty of the crime of attempted murder, he found that Waight provoked the incident to occur because it was he who pursued Frazer. For that, he deducted 3 years from the 8 year jail term he had imposed.

Leslie Frazer’s trial had begun on Monday, November 25, 2013 and concluded on Friday, November 29, 2013 when he was found guilty. He was unrepresented. Prosecutor in the case was Leeroy Banner of the DPP’s office.