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Man accused of carnival attack on gay man faces trial in three weeks

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN who denies being the suspect behind the attack of an American man during a concert at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival because of his sexual orientation will stand trial in three weeks.

Darwin Farquharson, of Infant View Road, pleaded not guilty to a causing harm charge at his arraignment before Magistrate Derence Rolle-Davis on May 8.

It is alleged that Farquharson attacked Adrian Brown two days earlier on May 6.

According to initial reports, the alleged incident started after Brown confronted two men who allegedly threw water at him while dancing at carnival. The men then allegedly attacked him with bottles and rocks. However, bystanders intervened and Brown was treated for injuries sustained and discharged from hospital.

Farquharson is scheduled to stand trial in connection with the matter on June 7.

He is on $500 bail.

Inspector Lakisia Moss is prosecuting the case.

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