Husband charged for stabbing wife over doctor fees

A 52-year old man who allegedly dealt his reputed wife several stabs about her body when she requested 00 for doctor’s fee, was on Monday brought before the court of Magistrate Judy Latchman where he faced charged of unlawful wounding.

The charge detailed that Myrtlon McKenzie on July 6, 2017, at East La Penitence, Georgetown, unlawfully and maliciously wounded Andrea Brummell.

McKenzie denied the allegation while Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves posed a strong objection to bail, disclosing that the Virtual Complainant (VC) is still hospitalised as a result of her injuries and is scheduled to undergo surgery shortly.

The woman reportedly received three puncture wounds to her right side rear end and thighs, while McKenzie is claiming that he was battered with a hammer to the left side temple, in addition, sporting wounds to his palms before Magistrate Latchman.

Reports are the parties were involved in a common-law relationship for seven months. After listening to the prosecution and the defendant, Latchman released McKenzie on $80,000 along with the mandatory condition that he must stay away from the VC pending the outcome of trial. McKenzie returns to court on July 24, for report.

According to reports, on the day in question, the VC who suffers from high blood pressure had asked her spouse to loan her $3000 cash until she received her salary the following day.

McKenzie became agitated and an altercation ensued between the parties during which he stabbed her about the body and hit her with a piece of wood.