Neighbour Gets Charged for Assaulting Elderly Man

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Updated: December 29, 2015

35-year-old, Chester Noralez, a resident of Fern Lane who allegedly beat his 93-year-old neighbour and stole his television, was charged with dangerous harm and burglary when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser. Noralez admitted that he had the television at his house but he claimed that he bought it from a young man and he wanted to plead guilty to handling stolen  goods. Senior Magistrate Fraser told that he was not charged with handling stolen goods and that the charge of dangerous harm was an indictable offence. The prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds that the investigation is still ongoing and the victim, Patrick Grant, is still in the hospital. Senior Magistrate Fraser upheld the objection and she remanded Noralez into custody until February 2. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, December 27. The television is a 21 inch Toshiba brand with a value of $265.