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St. Joseph man found guilty of GBH

A jury consisting of six women and three men found Ronnie Leslie of St.Joseph guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent (GBH) against Hedrick Felix Morrancie. Both men were residing at St. Joseph at the time of the incident on the 12th day of November 2017.

The court heard that the victim’s right leg was severed from his ankle because of the wound inflicted by Ronnie Leslie. The state called five witnesses, including Doctor Dechaussey, who spoke of the severity of the injury. Sentencing is scheduled for the 6th of March 2024.

The State’s case was prosecuted by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Sherma Dalrymple and State Attorneys Daina Matthew and Marie Louise Pierre Louis.

Leslie’s defense was led by lawyers Wayne Norde and Bernard Pacquette.