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Machete victim admits to assaulting alleged attacker first

Virgin Gorda resident Quincy Ells, who is currently on trial for wounding his neighbour with a machete, has told the court he was acting in self-defence.

During the neighbour’s (complainant) testimony on Wednesday, he claimed that Ells was trying to kill him on October 24, 2016. He told the court that Ells struck him with the machete, inflicting wounds to his head and shoulder.

However, while being cross-examined by Ells, the complainant admitted that he was the one who visited Ells’ home with a bat and used it to inflict the first blow.

In explaining why he attacked Ells, the alleged ‘victim’ told the court he was in fear because Ells had wrongfully accused him of burglary.

Ells said he reacted to being struck with the bat by grabbing the closest thing he could find to defend himself. This object happened to be the machete, he told the court.

Onlookers eventually broke up the fight and the matter was reported to the police.

Ells was subsequently charged for being armed with an offensive weapon and wounding. He only pleaded guilty to the weapon charge.

He is unrepresented.

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  1. LAW EYE says:

    This man has won his case from the on set. The VC said he attacked the Defendant first. This case is self defense 101. The DDP needs to be fired. As the say evidence comes from the witness box. Not Guilty all the way.

  2. Desperate police says:

    Same way they’re trying the wrong man for attempted murder while the person who did the shooting is already dead.

  3. Lawyer says:

    Ellis, you are your own best defense lawyer.
    You asked the right questions to make the man confess and admit
    You didn’t pay a cent. Actually you saved couple thousand of dollars.
    Lesson learned is why pay a lawyer when you can do it your self?

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  4. VG says:

    Victim in question … said he was afraid still found himself at the mans house armed with a bat and hit first …Ells works hard and sticks to himself he now has his son to look out for…handsome lil guy….let the man pay a fine if any…..and get on with his life in peace. …note u dont hit a vincy first they will defend themsleves

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