Attempted murder of husbandSamantha Henry of Potville, Kwakwani, Upper Berbice River, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), who has been charged for the attempted murder of her reputed Hemant Deonarine on July 12 last, is expected to take to the stand to repeat the statement she had given to the Police following the incident.This course of action was recommended by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) after the file had been sent there for further advice.This matter will continue on August 24.RecapSamantha Henry faces an allegation of attempting to murder 39-year-old Deonarine, having reportedly slashed his neck with a broken bottle during a heated argument at their home at Potville, Kwakwani, on July 12 last.Henry was not required to plead to the indictable charge before Senior Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Kwakwani Magistrate’s Court on July 20, and was remanded, but has this month been placed on $50,000 bail by the same magistrate.According to the Prosecution’s case, the accused and the victim lived together and have four children. On the day of the incident, they were reportedly consuming alcohol at their home, along with a relative who was visiting.The trio were reportedly intoxicated when Henry reportedly accused Deonarine of having an intimate relationship with that relative. A heated argument ensued between Henry and Deonarine, and it reportedly ended up in their bedroom. The sound of a bottle being broken was reportedly heard, and Deonarine exited the bedroom bleeding profusely from a wound on the left side of his neck.Neighbours summoned the Police, and responding officers rushed Deonarine to the Kwakwani Public Hospital, where he reportedly became unconscious. He was later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where he was admitted a patient.The accused was arrested and escorted to the Kwakwani Police Station, where she was told of the allegation and placed in custody.She allegedly admitted under caution that she had slashed her reputed husband with a broken bottle; and she said it was because she had seen him hugging her sister.
West Ham captain Mark Noble believes the club’s Deadline Day business illustrates their ambitions to reach ‘the next level.’Alex Song completed a season-long loan move to the Hammers after a successful temporary spell at Upton Park last season, although he will be sidelined for up to six weeks with an ankle injury.West Ham added to Song’s capture with deals for Michail Antonio, Victor Moses and Nikica Jelavic before the transfer window shut on Tuesday, and Noble claims the new acquisitions should help the club achieve loftier targets.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the 28-year-old said: “Alex was great for us last season when he was here on loan. With the added players that we’ve got in now I’m pretty sure he will fit in well.“I hope with the calibre of signings we’ve made it means we are pushing onto the next level.”West Ham’s away results have drastically contrasted with their home record in the early stages of the Premier League season, with victories at Arsenal and Liverpool undermined by defeats to Leicester and Bournemouth at Upton Park.Noble scored in the Hammers’ impressive 3-0 win at Anfield on Saturday but was then sent off for an innocuous lunge on Reds’ striker Danny Ings, and the Irons academy product has confirmed the club will appeal the decision.“I spoke to the people that organise that sort of stuff and they said straight away that we were going to appeal it,” he added.“I’m still a little bit in shock that I got a straight red for it if I’m honest but Kevin [Friend] is a great referee and obviously he’s seen it in a different light to what I did.“But I think everyone can agree there’s no malice in the tackle and I’ve won the ball clearly. It was definitely a bit harsh.” read more