[www.inewsguyana.com] – Samuel Hinds Jr. has been sentenced to two months jail for the offense of wounding but was immediately granted $50,000 bail, pending his appeal to the sentence.
The son of former Prime Minister, Sam Hinds, appeared before Magistrate Annette Singh on Friday, October 23, where he was sentenced and fined $10,000 for the abusive behaviour charge.
The 33 – year – old miner was found guilty of unlawful wounding of his sister – in – law, Tenza Lane on February 06 by former Magistrate Geeta Chandan – Edmond.
He was scheduled to be sentenced by the very Magistrate on February 20 but on that same day, Chandan – Edmond was dismissed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
The matter has been tied up in legal battles since until sentencing today. Hinds Jr, of lot 83 Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown, had accused his teenage sister – in – law of stealing his phone.
On the day in question, February 27, 2014, Hinds and the victim had an argument over the missing cell phone, where he stomped Layne before dragging her on the ground and beating her with a cane. He then brandished a gun, cranked it and threatened to kill her.