Man accused of chasing and killing man after friend attempts to steal bicycle

Covering the courts

with Tanesha Mundle

Saturday, March 26, 2016

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A man, who reportedly chased another man — whose friend tried to steal a bicycle — and stabbed and killed him, was denied bail.

Lashawn Seaton, 32, was arrested and charged for the alleged murder of 26-year-old Teddane Jackson.

According to the allegations, on March 15, Jackson and his friend were walking along Hanover Street in downtown Kingston, when Jackson’s friend attempted to steal someone’s bicycle.

An alarm was made and Seaton and other men reportedly chased both males. Seaton reportedly caught up to Jackson and used a knife to stab him in his chest.

Allegations are that a policeman witnessed the stabbing and saw Seaton running away from the man and apprehended him.

The injured man was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital where he died.

On Wednesday, when Seaton appeared in court, his lawyer, Franklin Grenion, told RM Pusey that his client was defending himself.

"Somebody is stealing my bike, he drops the bike and starts to run – explain how self-defence come into that," she challenged the lawyer.

"When they came face to face a knife was brought into play," Grenion replied.

The prosecutor then interjected and told the magistrate that the statement from the police officer who had witnessed the incident was outstanding and that they should await the statement.

As a result, the matter was rescheduled for mention on April 1 and Seaton was remanded.

"I don’t believe that because a man is a thief that you should run him down and stab him," RM Pusey remarked.

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