Mother of 5 charged with attempted murder, released on self-bail


Mavva Kenswell, a farmer of Kumaka Water Front, Mabaruma, North West District and a mother of five, on Friday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged with the attempted murder of her reputed husband.

She was not required to plea to the charge which alleged that on March 17, 2019, at Kamaka Water Front, with intent to commit murder, she wounded Winston Lewis.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield said the victim was under the influence of alcohol when the couple got into a heated argument at their house; the woman armed herself with a cutlass and chopped the man several times.

The Prosecutor did not object to bail but asked that conditions are attached.

As such, the woman was released on her own recognizance and ordered to report every Friday to the Kumaka Police Station. She was also ordered to undergo counselling.

The case was transferred to the Kamarang Magistrate’s Court for June 17, 2019.

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