A juvenile who stabbed a police officer last year in Russell, Central Province, now faces sentencing.
Sentencing submissions and mitigation were expected to be made today.
Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo deferred the matter to today after he was disappointed with prosecution’s submission.
Mr Lapo said the prosecution was not prepared as was evident in their submission.
Police Prosecutor Abel Maelanga on Tuesday made the submissions on behalf of his colleague John Palmer.
He told the court Mr Palmer was engaged in another case.
But magistrate Lapo said they had already set yesterday to make the submissions.
As a result, Mr Maelanga made the submissions but Mr Lapo was disappointed with the fact that no supportive authorities were provided.
He wanted written submissions with case authorities provided and therefore adjourned the matter to today for prosecution to make proper submissions.
The 15-year-old juvenile who cannot be named for legal reasons had pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful wounding.
He stabbed a police officer with a screw driver following an argument that broke out within the juvenile’s drinking group.
Resly Brook of Public Prosecutions is representing the juvenile.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN