Brother saves brother from going to prison
A Sangre Grande farmer proved that the love he has for his brother was far greater than any sense of justice he could receive from his brother going to prison.
Despite being severely chopped on his left hand and foot seven years ago, Ryan Sorias appeared in the First Criminal Assize Court in Port of Spain on Thursday and told Justice Prakash Moosai and a nine-member jury with two alternates that, he had forgiven his brother David Moore.
Sorias told the court that he was even offered compensation but he refused to accept it because he and his brother had reconciled their differences to the extent that they even visit each other's homes.
Moore was charged with wounding Sorias with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. The incident between Moore and Sorias occurred at Sorias's home at Jacob Coat Avenue, North Eastern Settlement in Sangre Grande on June 19, 2005.
Sorias told the police that at around 5 a.m. that day he was walking down the stairs to his home when he felt a blow to his left foot. He bent down and saw his brother with a cutlass in his hand. Moments later he was chopped on his left arm. The wounds were so serious that surgery had to be performed.
Appearing on Moore's behalf was attorney Fulton Wilson, while attorney Joy Balkaran represented the State.