Woman charged with attempted murder, victim in critical condition
A 53-year-old vendor was on Wednesday remanded to prison on a charge of attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a woman to her chest with a pitchfork.
Denise Hillman of Lamaha Park, Georgetown, appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plea to the charge.
It is alleged that on July 11, 2021, Hillman caused grievous bodily harm to Otoley Whyte with the intent to commit murder.
Prosecutor Sherwin Matthews told the court that both parties are known to each other and on the day in question, their sons were gambling together when a fight ensued between them.
Whyte attempted to stop the fight, but she was stabbed to the left side of her chest by Hillman, who was reportedly armed with a pitchfork. Whyte was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where her condition is listed as critical.
While asking the court for bail, the accused said that Whyte threw a “heated substance” on her during the ordeal as she showed the Magistrate her burnt skin. She is also alleging that she was beaten by Whyte’s family.
The Chief Magistrate, based on the critical condition of the victim, remanded Hillman to prison until August 5.