Sophia man charged with manslaughter

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A 31-year-old man, who is accused of stabbing to death a resident of Sophia, claims that he acted in self-defense after the victim attacked him with a cutlass.

Darius Barrington, of South Sophia, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan on Tuesday and was not required to plea to the charge of Manslaughter, which alleged that on October 18, 2018, at South Sophia, he unlawfully killed Seon Harry.

His lawyer, Lawrence Harris told the court that his client was attacked by Harry and was chopped to the head, hand and abdomen. Barrington was remanded to prison until November 5.

Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that the two men were involved in a heated argument after Harry took the accused bicycle without his permission to purchase food.

It is alleged that upon Harry’s return, Barrington confronted him and kicked the food out his hand. Harry subsequently armed himself with a cutlass and attacked Barrington, who retaliated.

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