Man charged for unlawfully wounding wife over $3000 doctor’s fee

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Andrea Brummell

A 52-year-old man who allegedly dealt his reputed wife several stabs about her body when she requested $3000 for doctor’s fee, was on Monday morning brought before the court of Magistrate Judy Latchman where he faced the charge of unlawful wounding.

The charge detailed that Myrtlon McKenzie on July 6, 2017, at East La Penitence, Georgetown, unlawfully and maliciously wounded Virtual Complainant (VC), Andrea Brummell.

McKenzie denied the allegation while Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves posed a strong objection to bail, disclosing that the VC is listed as critical at the Woodlands Hospital due to injuries received and is scheduled to undergo surgery shortly. The court heard that this information was communicated to the Prosecution Counsel by investigating rank Constable Beharry and a relative of the VC.

The woman reportedly received three puncture wounds to the right side rear end and thighs, while according to the defendant his reputed wife battered him with a hammer to his left side temple. Additionally he displayed wounds to his palms before Magistrate Latchman.

Based on reports reaching this publication, the parties were involved in a common law relationship for seven months to date and the accused is a father of one (aged 11) having a permanent address in East La Penitence, Georgetown.

After weighing the sides of both parties, the presiding magistrate found it fit to grant bail to the accused at the sum of $80,000 along with the mandatory condition that he must stay away from the VC pending the outcome of trial.  McKenzie returns to court on July 24, 2017 at 09:00 hrs for report.

According to media reports, on the day in question, the VC who suffers from high blood pressure had asked her spouse to loan her $3000 cash until she received her salary the following day.

McKenzie became agitated and an altercation ensued between the parties during where he allegedly stabbed her about the body and hit her with a piece of wood.

However, the accused has a contradicting story, as he told police upon his arrest on Friday that he was merely trying to defend himself.

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