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Vendor, businessman charged

Thursday, January 17, 2013    

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A vendor is to be tried on March 5 for allegedly burning businessman Mark Azan with hot water, in an incident last month for which Azan has also been charged.

The case against Azan will be mentioned on the same day the vendor, Janet Parkinson, is to be tried.

The date was set yesterday when both parties appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Charges against the two stem from an incident on December 28 last year along East Street in downtown Kingston.

In her case, Jackson is claiming that Azan allegedly used his vehicle to hit her cart, damaging it and that he was burnt when he allegedly stretched his hand out of his vehicle to damage the goods on her cart.

Azan, in his cross claim, alleged that the woman threw the water on him after his vehicle hit her cart that was in the road.

Azan has been charged with malicious destruction of property and Parkinson with assault occasioning serious bodily harm.

Yesterday, attorney Peter Champagnie, who is representing Azan, told the court that Parkinson should be tried first based on the seriousness of the injuries to his client. The court agreed.

Parkinson is without representation.

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