KAMPALA, Uganda — A 69-year-old American has pleaded not responsible to assault in Uganda after extensively circulated video footage confirmed him punching a resort employee, utilizing racial insults and threatening to kill him.
Jimmy L. Taylor was arrested earlier this month after the confrontation with a receptionist at a resort within the capital, Kampala. It was not clear when the confrontation came about.
The footage reveals Taylor charging on the receptionist and saying: “You hate Jesus. You hate your self. You hate me. You disgraced Jesus. Huh?”
Taylor, who says he’s a missionary and navy veteran, was granted non-cash bail as a result of poor well being. His subsequent listening to is on Oct. four.
In response to information web site UgandaOnline.com, Taylor admitted to native police that he had hit the person at Kampala’s Grand Imperial Resort, however claimed he was pushed to the outburst by stress attributable to an sickness.
A police assertion cited by the net information portal mentioned the American nationwide had been charged with “assault and malicious injury.”
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