A 23-year-old female school teacher told the Serious Offences Court on Monday that she did not want to proceed against her 27-year-old common-law husband, who was charged with wounding her.
When Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delpleche asked the woman what was the nature of the incident, she explained that her common-law husband stabbed her in the face and other parts of the body.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne told the defendant he could count himself lucky that the victim had indicated that she did not want to proceed.
The Magistrate described the act committed against the young lady as vicious and wicked.
“What if you had punctured her heart?” she asked the defendant.
“That’s not how you treat a woman, and I don’t care about the circumstance. There is no circumstance that can trigger that. I am very, very disappointed with your behaviour,” Browne added.
We were informed that the man was in the habit of physically abusing the woman, and she had made previous reports to the police.
We also understands that he had a previous charge in a rural Court in relation to another incident involving the woman, but she had also indicated to the Court on that occasion that she did not want to proceed against him.
The couple, it is understood, is still together despite all this.
Source: The Vincentian