Man accused of slashing cabbie says he’s innocent – The Hamilton Spectator, August 27, 2013
A man accused of slashing a cab driver with a knife on the weekend says he didn’t do it and, at the time, was being assaulted himself.
In an interview at the Barton Street jail, Richard Smith told The Spectator he was celebrating his 37th birthday Saturday night when he was jumped by four men, right around the same time police say a cab driver was slashed at Main Street East and Kenilworth Avenue.
“This is a miscarriage of justice, ” he said. “I know how that sounds coming from a convicted felon, but I don’t lie … (I’m) an open sinner, not a false saint.”