Former policewoman found guilty of dousing lover with acid

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Cassandra Boucher

A former policewoman, who was charged in 2018 for dousing her lover with a corrosive substance, was on Friday found guilty of the offence.

Cassandra Boucher, 31, of Lot 5 School Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly.

Boucher, on her first court appearance, had denied the charge, which stated that on November 7, 2018, at Camp Street and North Road, Georgetown, she unlawfully and maliciously wounded Anthony Paul with intent to maim, disfigure or cause him grievous bodily harm.

During that appearance, the woman’s lawyer, Adrian Thompson, had told the court that his client had made several reports of abuse against her lover but nothing was done.

The lawyer told the court that on the day in question, the woman defending herself from the constant abuse, and there is a medical certificate to show that she received injuries.

Further, it was reported that Boucher and Paul shared a relationship that subsequently ended after Paul found out that she was pregnant for someone else.

On the day in question, Boucher had called Paul and requested to be taken to the hospital since she was not feeling well.

However, when Paul arrived at the defendant’s home, she got into the backseat of his vehicle, and while taking her to the hospital, she delved into her purse and took out a small glass bottle and threw a liquid on his face and body.

Paul immediately drove to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was examined by a doctor and admitted at the medical facility.

The matter was then reported, and Boucher was arrested and charged. She was released on $300,000 bail.

Meanwhile, during Friday’s court hearing, Magistrate Daly remanded the woman to prison until July 16 for sentencing pending a probation report.