Man remanded for attempting to kill sister during drunken brawl


A 33-year-old man was on Wednesday remanded to prison for the attempted murder of his sister during a drunken brawl.

Fitzroy Patrick of Light Street, Albertown, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was not required to plead to the charge.

It is alleged that Patrick, on September 24 last unlawfully and maliciously wounded Ashanna Patrick, with intent to commit murder.

The police prosecutor told the court that on the day in question about 23:30 hrs, the siblings were in the upper flat verandah of their family’s two-storey home consuming alcohol.

However, an argument ensued during which Fitzroy assaulted Ashana, throwing her off of the veranda.

The prosecutor said that the victim landed on her back and was in a motionless state with blood oozing from her eyes, ears, and mouth.

The injured woman was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation where she is said to be in a critical state.

Based on the seriousness of the offence and the critical state of the victim, Fitzroy was remanded to prison until October 19.

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