Man admits to brutal cutlass attack of pregnant woman

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One day after pleading not guilty to the attempted murder of a six-week pregnant woman, Richard Mohammed on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the lesser count of felonious wounding.

Mohammed, 31, appeared before Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Essequibo High Court where his trial was being conducted before a 12-member jury.

On Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to the brutal cutlass attack he carried out on the 23-year-old woman on March 25, 2021.

However, when his trial was about to commence on Wednesday, Mohammed opted to plead guilty to the lesser count of felonious wounding.

The Judge deferred sentencing to April 7, 2022, and ordered that a probation report is compiled.

Mohammed is represented by attorney George Thomas while the prosecution is being led by State Counsel Tiffini Lyken.

According to reports, on the day in question, Mohammed, armed with a cutlass, attacked the victim; she reportedly lost several fingers and was also chopped to the head and other parts of the body.

The young woman, who has five children from a previous relationship, was six weeks pregnant when she was allegedly attacked by Mohammed.

The victim’s house was allegedly set on fire by Mohammed during the attack.

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