Man charged for stabbing wife, mother-in-law

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A 36-year old labourer was Tuesday charged for wounding his reputed wife and her mother and then stealing a motorcar to get away from the Police; he attacked the women after they tried to restrain him from choking a five-year-old baby.

Julian Sargeant appeared before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court and was remanded to prison until August 29 after denying all of the four charges.

The first charge alleged that Sargeant on July 28, 2018 at Success Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara unlawfully and maliciously wounded his reputed wife, 19-year-old Tiffany McBeth

The second charge read that on the same date he unlawfully wounded his mother-in-law, Lorraine McBeth, 64.

He was also charged for being armed with a cutlass on the same day and robbing Ravendra Singh of a Toyota motorcar PRR 1846 valued $1.2M.

Lastly, it is alleged that he drove the motor car in a dangerous manner along the Ogle, Railway embankment.

Police Prosecutor Shellon Jupiter objected to Sargeant being released on bail citing the seriousness of the charge.

According to reports, Sargeant and Tiffany lived together, at Success South Squatting Area, East Coast Demerara. However, Tiffany’s mother along with her 5-year-old niece visited the home to spend a few days.

According to the police, in the wee hours of Saturday, July 28 Sargeant suddenly awoke and began choking the 5-year-old. The women then made attempts to restrain the suspect but were attacked and repeatedly stabbed with a kitchen knife about their bodies.

The victims were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital by the Police who arrived on the scene shortly after the incident.

Sargent fled the scene after stealing the car from the neighbourhood. However, he was later apprehended by the Police in Ogle, East Coast Demerara after crashing the motorcar.

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