THE court is reserving its ruling in relation to a committal hearing conducted, Wednesday on the case of a man facing attempted murder.
This was after the defence counsel raised a preliminary issue regarding the minor charges against the accused.
This is whether or not other minor charges against the accused will also be committed to the High Court or dealt with in the Magistrates Court.
Enoch Kodo is facing one count of attempted murder, one count of possession of ammunition without firearm licence, and two counts intimidation.
Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga therefore adjourned the matter to Tuesday next week and ordered that both the prosecution and the defence counsel discuss the issue.
This is so that when the matter returns to court, both parties can inform the court as to whether the minor charges are to be committed to the High Court along with the attempted murder or that it will be tried in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.
Kodo was charged in relation to the allegations in 2013, 2014 and 2014 at various locations in Choiseul Province.
He allegedly threatened two different persons at different times and attempted to murder another man using the firearm.
Prosecution alleged he attempted to shoot the person with a fire-arm due to some differences between them.
The alleged victim is related to the accused.
Private lawyer Hubert Fugui is representing Kodo while Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda appeared for the state.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN