Kwakwani woman to go to trial

first_imgAttempted 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.last_img