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Machel faces charges

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Machel faces charges

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – International Soca Monarch, Machel Montano, was expected to continue giving evidence today in a case in which he and three other artistes have been charged with assaulting patrons at a night club here nearly four years ago.
Montano, who also won the two million dollar (US$333,300) road march competition in this week’s Carnival celebrations that ended on Tuesday, spent most of yesterday on the stand defending the criminal charges that have been laid against him, fellow entertainers, Joel “Zan” Fezeck, Kernel Roberts, songwriter/producer and son of the late calypsonian Lord Kitchener and Rodney “Benjai” Le Blanc.
They are accused assaulting two people, Russell Pollonais. and Brandis Brown.
Montano, 36, also faces further charges of assaulting Jenelle Lee Chee and Gerard Bowrin and using obscene language during the incident that occurred on April 26, 2007.
The case is continuing. (CMC)