Lack of evidence, case dismissed

National
Source:
The National,Wednesday June 15th, 2016

 By JACKLYN SIRIAS
THE Waigani National Court has dismissed a case against a Chinese facing charges of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm because there was insufficient evidence.
You Ping Tang was alleged to have tried to kill another Chinese, Wan Wei In at Manu Auto Parts in Port Moresby in 2013.
Judge Justice George Manuhu said Ping Tang  raised enough facts of evidence against the complainant.
Manuhu said it was difficult for him to comprehend evidences and assess their demeanour at first as all witnesses were Chinese and their statements were translated to English.
“In relation to witness’ demeanour, it was not easy as most witnesses are Chinese nationals,” Manuhu said.
Manuhu said his decision was neutral up until he considered the evidence of injuries suffered by the accused.
He said a medical report showed bruises on his leg and chest which proved that the accused was hurt during an encounter with other Chinese.
Manuhu said Ping Tang was not guilty, so he was discharged and ordered a refund of his bail money.
He also ordered that his pistol be returned as it was confiscated.
It was alleged that on Dec 18, 2013, Ping Tang allegedly tried to shoot Wei In on the head but missed.
Ping Tang was arrested and charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm.
Manuhu said he could tell that the two parties were in a business meeting.
“These are foreigners and how they behave in business is hard to tell,” Manuhu said.