Brother jailed for chopping sister

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday sentenced a man to 20 months behind bars after he pleaded guilty to wounding his sister. Kevearl Sandiford called “Wannie”, 24, of Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), admitted to wounding his sister Dante Fraser, a security guard, on August 6.

Jailed: Kevearl Sandiford

The Police prosecutor told the court that whenever Sandiford smokes marijuana he would arm himself with a cutlass and threaten to kill his mother. On the day in question, at around 07:40h, Fraser went home from work and was told by her father that Sandiford assaulted her.
The woman then informed her father that she would report the matter to the Police. However, this angered Sandiford, who picked up a cutlass and chased his sister out of the house. As Fraser ran out of the house, she fell and her brother stood over her and fired several chops about her body.
According to the prosecutor, Fraser received injuries to her fingers and lower back. The prosecutor said that public-spirited citizens transported her to the Linden Hospital Complex. A report of the incident was subsequently lodged with the Police. As a result, Sandiford was arrested and charged with the crime. (G1)