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Government prosecutors are looking into reports that actor Mark Anthony Fernandez had attempted to slash his wrist and pointed a pair of scissors at other inmates at the district jail in this city.
Prosecutor Mark Oliver Sison said the report could be relevant to the charges filed against the actor.
A source from the Angeles City regional trial court (RTC) who refused to be identified said Fernandez took the scissors from a barber while he was having a haircut.
It explains why the actor sported a bandage on his wrist, contrary to earlier reports that he was injured during a basketball game, the source said.
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Fernandez was transferred to the district jail at Camp Benito in Barangay Sto. Domingo from the Angeles City police Station 6, which according to his lawyer Sylvia Flores was “too crowded.”
The source said Fernandez is insisting that he should be transferred to the more spacious provincial jail in San Fernando City.
The actor’s case was re-raffled and landed on the sala of RTC Branch 58 Judge Meredith Malig. The arraignment was set on Nov. 8.
Fernandez was arrested for alleged possession of a kilo of marijuana, which police found in his Ford Mustang last month. He is also facing charges for civil disobedience for refusing to pull over at a police checkpoint.
The court earlier dismissed the case for possession of drug paraphernalia against the actor after the police failed to list a marijuana grinder among the items confiscated from his car.