A MAN who allegedly hurled an ignited dynamite explosive at another man at Fox Wood area in East Guadalcanal is likely to enter a guilty plea to a lesser charge.
As a result of this Mariano Besa will no longer stand trial for the incident on July 1, 2012.
Besa was initially charged with an attempted murder, but is likely to take his plea before Justice Francis Mwanesalua today on the charge of unlawful wounding.
His lawyer Henry Kausimae of Public Solicitor’s Office had proposed for a guilty plea to a reduced charge.
Prosecution refused the application and it was not until they visited the crime scene and got more information from the complainant that they finally agreed to it.
Besa allegedly hurled the lit dynamite explosive towards the complainant when he was being chased out of the complainant’s property.
He was calling out to another person residing in the complainant’s house when the complainant came and chased him out of his property.
According to Crown’s case, Besa was walking out of the complainant’s house with the complainant following him behind when he turned and hurled the lit explosive.
The complainant fell unconscious when the dynamite exploded and received injuries to his face and front section of his body.
Besa was earlier sentenced to three months imprisonment in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court in relation to a charge of impossesion of explosive in relation to this incident.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Ronald Bei Talasasa and Crown Prosecutor Willy Vaiyu are representing the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN