Woman who threw acid on cheating husband charged with attempted murder

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A 26-year-old woman, who allegedly doused her reputed husband with acid after she caught him cheating with a woman in their Ruimveldt home, was on Wednesday charged with attempted murder.

Lisa Fraser of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court and was not required to plead to the charge.

It is alleged that on September 02, 2017 at Ruimveldt, Fraser unlawfully and maliciously wounded Kellon King with intent to commit murder.

According to Fraser’s attorney, Lynden Amsterdam, his client and King were in a common-law relationship and lived together at Ruimveldt with their two kids.  However, the woman moved out from the house but returned on the day in question to collet her children’s textbooks.

The lawyer noted that while he client was at the home, a confrontation erupted between her and King, which resulted in the man becoming annoyed and arming himself with a corrosive substance to throw on his reputed wife.

“My client managed to hit the corrosive substance out of the man hands which resulted in the liquid being spilled on him and some on her,” the lawyer said.

However, Police Prosecutor Arwin Moore debunked the lawyer’s claims and noted that the police facts from the investigation differs from what was told in court.

The prosecutor contended that on the day in question, Fraser went home and saw her reputed husband with another woman at the premises and dealt King several slaps to his face as he tried to walk away from her.  The Prosecutor said that the jilted woman became annoyed, poured acid into a cup and flung it at her reputed husband.

Moore pointed out that the victim received severe burns to this head, face and hands and is still hospitalised.

The Chief Magistrate however released Fraser on $150,000 bail and was ordered to stay away from the victim. The matter was adjourned to September 19, 2017.

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