Cutlass brawl: Vendor charged for attempted murder of child father’s new girlfriend

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A 25-year-old vendor was on Thursday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for attempted murder after she wounded her child father’s new girlfriend, who happens to be a Policewoman.

Revelana Smith of Kitty, Georgetown was not required to plea to the indictable charge which alleged that on March 26, 2019, at Pike Street, Kitty she wounded Renetta Bharrat with intent to commit murder.

Smith’s attorney, Adrian Thompson, made application for bail and told that court that he was surprised that his client was charged since it involved the father of her child.

Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers was opposed to Smith being released on bail citing the seriousness and penalty of the charge.

The prosecutor contended that Smith, after committing the crime, went into hiding and was recently arrested by Police in Sophia.

It is alleged that Smith has a child for Bharrat’s boyfriend and on the day in question the victim went to meet her boyfriend at Pike Street, Kitty. Upon arrival, she was confronted by Smith, who was armed with a cutlass.

Smith dealt the victim several chops about her body and made good of her escape. The victim was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital and treated.

Jeffers told the court that the victim received several chops about her head and body which resulted in her right index finger being severed.

The Chief Magistrate ruled in the prosecution’s favour and remanded Smith to prison until April 24, 2019.

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