The accused, who was charged with unlawful wounding, explained in great detail that he "perceived danger" from the complainant and attacked him in self defense.
slapped with machete
He told the court he was in the Kingston Mall in the downtown area, when the complainant started making jokes and saying he was a homosexual.
The complainant, however, told the court: "We had a little dispute. I was there with my friends running a little joke."
He was stopped in his explanation by Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey, however ,who asked him what kind of joke.
When asked again, he said laughing, "We were just running out 'whadeva' joke." Still perplexed, the RM asked him to explain. He said, "Me and my gay friends were down by the mall running our joke."
He said the accused attacked him with a machete and slapped him across the back.