Baramita youth attempted to hack four persons to death

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Eddie Williams, a 21-year-old Baramita, North West District resident, who allegedly went on a chopping spree in his village was on Tuesday slapped with four attempted murder charges.

Williams appeared in court Tuesday before Chief Magistrate (ag) Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and was not required to plea to the charges.

Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels told the court that each of the victims received life-threatening injuries and permanent disfigurement.

Particulars of the first charge alleged that on April 1, 2019, at Baramita, with intent to commit murder, Williams wounded Rawle Campbell.

The court heard that on the same day and location, Williams wounded Salisha Jacobs with intent to commit murder.

It is further alleged that on April 5, 2019, at Baramita, Williams wounded Bergil Thomas with intent to commit murder.

The last charge alleged that on April 11, 2019, at Baramita, Williams wounded Devon Scott with intent to commit murder.

The Prosecutor told the court that in the case involving Bergil Thomas, both parties are known to each other.

On the day in question, the victim was walking to a shop in Baramita Village when he was confronted by Williams who asked for a piece of paper used to roll ganja to smoke.

Daniels told the court that Thomas denied having the paper and Williams became annoyed.

He pulled out a cutlass and dealt Thomas a chop to his face and then escaped.

The court was informed that Williams was arrested recently after being on the run from the Police.

The Chief Magistrate (ag) remanded Williams to prison and transferred the matters to the Mathews Ridge Magistrate’s court for May 7, 2019.

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