By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Marquise Bessllieu, 17, a Georgetown High School (South Carolina) basketball player is recovering after being stabbed outside Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Police arrested the attacker who was later identified as 24-year-old Maliek Gibbs. Bassllieu first encountered Gibbs during the basketball game when Gibbs took the basketball. A few minutes later Gibbs stabbed Bessellieu in the abdomen outside in the parking lot.
Bessllieu had surgery and his family said he is recovering from his injuries. He is expected to face 6 weeks of recovery time and will likely miss the remainder of the school year. Gibbs faced a judge last Friday and was given a $25,000 bond. If the State pursues charges against Gibbs, he will be entitled to the services of a Louisiana criminal defense lawyer or the services of the local public defender’s office. An arrest does not automatically mean that there will be a plea deal or a conviction.
Allowing your child to get involved in extracurricular activities outside of school is a wise choice, and it can be very important in helping them to develop many working skills, people skills, and more. However, Louisiana parents should make sure that the activity is taking place in a safe environment with adult supervision. For more informatoin on this story, see Player stabbed after basketball game at church.