American convicted of stabbing fails to appear for civil suit

A stabbing survivor is seeking damages from the man convicted of injuring him.

However, 62-year-old American Peter Albee was a no-show yesterday for the civil suit brought against him by Jak Hannaby-Cummins.

Although Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans sentenced Albee to 18 months’ imprisonment on September 4, he never went to prison because Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt freed him on $5,000 bail.

The prosecution has appealed Ferguson-Pratt’s bail decision on the grounds that she lacked jurisdiction to consider bail. But Albee had already left the country by the time the appeal was filed.

Vogt-Evans is also hearing the civil suit.

Attorney Avrom Thompson, who appeared for Albee, has asked the magistrate to recuse herself because she presided over the criminal trial.

Vogt-Evans will hear arguments on the issue on October 22.

Dion Smith represents Hannaby-Cummins.

Albee admitted to stabbing Hannaby-Cummins when he testified at his causing grievous bodily harm trial.

Albee had been hired to repair a boat that belonged to Hannaby-Cummins’ parents, but was later fired on July 5, 2017 and ordered to vacate their guest house in Port New Providence.

Hannaby-Cummins was stabbed the following day when he tried to get Albee out of the guest house.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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