A 23-year-old man, who is no stranger to the court, was on Monday remanded to prison for unlawfully wounding another during a fight.
Shadrack King, a plumber, of Kaneville, Grove, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and denied the charge which stated that on December 7, 2019, at Mowasie Landing, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Steve Morrison with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, and cause actual bodily harm.
According to the Prosecutor, the two men are known to each and on December 27, 2019 about 22:00h, the Virtual Complainant was on the landing when the defendant, who was imbibing alcohol, approached with two broken bottles and attempted to stab him.
The court heard that the VC being fearful armed himself with a cutlass and warned off the defendant, who then ran away.
Shortly after, the defendant returned with an ice-picker and dealt Morrison several stabs about the body and made his good escape.
The injured man reported the matter to the Mahdia Police Station and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.
The prosecution further informed the court that Morrison was hospitalised for two days. The court also heard that King was previously sentenced in absentia on a robbery charge. Now that he is in custody, he will start serving his time. The wounding case will continue on February 7, 2018.