Machel Montano guilty on five criminal charges

Magistrate Baboolal-Gafoor adjourned the matter to January 17, 2013, where charges could possibly be laid.

Trinidad and Tobago - Machel Montano has been found guilty today after attending court today in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Soca star Montano, accused of criminal offences arising out of a disturbance outside the Zen nightclub in April 2007.

Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor, presiding in the Port of Spain Magistrates Court, delivered the ruling to Montano of four charges of assault and using obscene language outside the club.

Also charged with Montano were Kernel Roberts, Joel "Zan" Fezeck and Rodney "Benjai" LeBlanc.

Roberts, son of legendary Calypsonian, Lord Kitchener, was also found guilty on two charges of assault.

Benjai, charged with one offence of assault and Fezeck, who was charged with two offences of assault, were each found not guilty.

Magistrate Baboolal-Gafoor has adjourned the matter until January 17, 2013.

Trinidad news blog reports that the fracas started from the "accidental" spilling of a drink on a female relation of Montano while in the club, which later spilled to the outside, resulting in a beating and hospitalization of a party involved.

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