On July 25, 2015, two men Karunkaran Ponnuthurai and Pragash Thanigasalam were stabbed outside the Island Style Bar on The Gore Road in the early morning hours. They were at the bar with some friends when a fight outside broke out.
Ponnuthurai was stabbed three times in the arm and upper body, suffering a collapsed lung. He didn’t know the stabber, or why he was stabbed, court heard. When asked if his friends were involved in the fight, he testified “not really,” according to the judge’s ruling.
Thanigasalam told the court he came to his friend’s aid and was stabbed in the back.
Both gave vague descriptions of the man who stabbed them.
A man who a judge said is “very likely guilty” of stabbing two people outside a Brampton bar last year has been acquitted of the crimes.
Justice P. Andras Schreck called the trial of Delonie Green a “very close case,” but in the end, concluded there was reasonable doubt of his guilt, and, therefore, he found him not guilty.
Video surveillance footage was part of the trial before Justice Schreck and in his decision, the judge noted that he viewed the video of the stabbings and a video of Green’s interview with police “numerous times.” The stabber is seen on the security video, but Schreck concluded he could not say for certain the person in the video was Green.
The two other witnesses to testify were a friend of Green’s, Troy Carter, and the owner of the bar, Nicole Ali, who testified she knows Green.
She was seen on the video struggling with the stabber, tearing his T-shirt, but she testified she did not recognize the man she struggled with, according to Schreck’s ruling. Carter said he didn’t recognize anyone on the video, including himself. Green turned himself in to police 2 ½ months after the stabbing, as the investigation wrapped up. – CINEWS