The prosecution called yesterday two more witnesses in the ongoing jury trial in the Superior Court of an alleged illegal taxi driver and his male companion who are facing charges of beating up and threatening to kill a teen passenger in Tanapag.
After defense counsel Colin Thompson and assistant public defender Matthew Meyer completed their lengthy cross-examination of the alleged victim, the prosecution called two more witnesses, including the alleged victim’s former girlfriend.
The prosecution is expected to call its fourth witness today, Wednesday, at 8:30am, during the resumption of the trial of taxi driver Han Tai Lin and his friend, Ji Jing Borja.
The alleged victim, now 17 years old, gave his testimony on Monday. He narrated how Lin allegedly threatened to kill him with an 18-inch screwdriver more than 30 times and punched him on the face twice.
Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho is presiding over the trial.
Police arrested Borja and Lin shortly after the incident that allegedly occurred on Oct. 7, 2012. The Office of the Attorney General charged the defendants with assault with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, assault, assault and battery, and disturbing the peace. The defendants denied the charges.