Man jailed for stabbing wife 10 times

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A 49-year-old construction worker was sentenced to two years imprisonment for stabbing hisreputed wife.

Ivor Gillis of Middle Road, La Penitence on Friday admitted that on November 26, 2018 at Middle Road,he wounded Karen Blaze with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or causegrievous bodily harm.

Gillis told the court that he suspected that Blaze was cheating on him.

“Imagine we been to counselling and she still doing the same thing,” the unrepresented man told the court.

Police Prosecutor, Gordon Mansfield told the court that Gillis is in the habit of assaulting Blaze.

According to reports on the day in question, at about 20:15hrs, Blaze was watching TV when Gillis told her he wanted to discuss their relationship.

However, the woman ignored him and went to take a bath after which she returned to watching TV.

This enraged Gillis who took a  pair of scissors and stabbed the woman 10 times about her body.

The Magistrate told Gillis: “You’re not allowed to take the law into your own hands and therefore you will be held accountable.”

In addition to his prison sentence, Gillis was ordered to undergo counselling.

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