Abused woman begs for husband in court; marks of violence still visible


The accused man, Peter Austin. [iNews's Photo]
The accused man, Peter Austin. [iNews’s Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – An abused woman, with physical marks of violence has refused to give evidence to the court against her husband.

Gailand Sandy is reported to have been abused by her Husband Peter Austin at his Ruimveldt, Georgetown home on Wednesday, October 23.

Austin pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry today, October 24.

The prosecution presented a case which indicated that the couple had a misunderstanding which annoyed the accused; his anger led him to cuff Sandy to her face and subsequently kicking her about the body.

Following the incident, Sandy made a report to the police which led to the arrest of Austin.

The woman appeared in court on Thursday, October 24 with visible marks of violence and stitches above her left eye which appeared to be swollen.

However, despite her physical state she begged the Magistrate not to remand/charge her husband. She told the court that they were together for almost nine years and have six children. She refused to give evidence against her husband stating that he is the only bread winner for the family.

The Chief Magistrate however, told the complainant that she could be forced to give evidence and remanded the accused to prison until November 4. [Royan Abrams]



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