Linden Customs officer slapped with attempted murder charge

Forty-four-year-old Michael Hercules was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Magistrate Wanda Fortune for attempting to murder his wife. The Customs officer appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court where the charge was read to him but he was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
It was reported that the man was taken into Police custody after he allegedly stabbed his 42-year-old wife multiple times during an argument on Saturday afternoon at Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).
Reports are that the wife was in the front passenger seat of a motor car being driven by her husband when the argument ensued at about 13:30h while they were in the vicinity of Buck Town, Wismar, Linden.
The suspect then parked the car and the duo exited. The argument continued.
According to the Police, the suspect then went to the trunk of the car where he pulled out a knife and ordered the wife into the backseat of the vehicle.
As the couple continued to argue, the suspect stabbed his wife multiple times to her chest, foot and fingers. The woman made contact with relatives who went to the area and rescued her.
She was taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where she remains a patient in a serious but stable condition.
The matter was reported to the Police and the suspect was arrested and charged. He is expected to make his next court appearance on May 3, 2022.