Man who murdered wife in 2003 jailed for 14 years after attacking another woman

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Neil Archer, a man who has a history of abusing, beating and killing women, was on Thursday sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for the brutal chopping of a woman in 2016.

Archer, 49, was sentenced by Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall at the Georgetown High Court. He is said to be a cane harvester.

On February 14, 2022, Archer was arraigned before the said Court and pleaded guilty to attempted murder which occurred on October 19, 2016.

The court heard that after Archer was released from prison on July 9, 2016 for the murder of his wife, Shevon Archer, he subsequently began a relationship with the latest victim.

On the night of October 19, 2016, while the victim was asleep, she was attacked by Archer, who was armed with a cutlass.  She was brutally chopped about her body but was saved by her son.

The victim received a total of 39 stitches and spent several days in the hospital.

During the altercation, several of the victim’s fingers were severed and she is unable to regain function of her hands.

The victim, in her victim impact statement, said that Archer was an “angel of death” and asked the court to impose the maximum sentence upon him.

State prosecutor Cecilia Corbin told the court that the nature and prevalence of violence against women continue to be a serious plague to society.

Among other things, the prosecutor asked the judge to impose a sentence that will be a deterrent to not only Archer but like-minded offenders.

The Judge, after considering the nature of the case and Archer’s previous convictions, sentenced him to 14 years imprisonment.

She also ordered that he undergoes monthly anger management counselling for the duration of his sentence.

ARCHER’S HISTORY

The court was told that in 1997, Archer was handed two seven-year prison sentences for attempted murder and wounding.

The sentencing had run concurrently and Archer only served seven years behind bars.

After his release, Archer was arrested on July 5, 2003, for the murder of his wife Shevon Archer, who was hacked to death during a domestic dispute. In relation to the same case, on July 25, 2005, he was sentenced to serve 17 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

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