[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Mabaruma woman charged with attempting to murder her niece was refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Friday, April 11.
Twenty – six – year – old Uenita Marcellino was not required to plead to the indictable offence, which alleged that on Tuesday, April 8 at Mabaruma, in the North West District, with attempt to commit murder; she unlawfully and maliciously wounded Lynette Morgow.
Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that on the day in question the accused was under the influence of alcohol when a heated argument developed between both parties. He said the argument stemmed from an accusation, whereby Marcellino accused Morgow of having an affair with her husband.
The Court heard that the accused then armed herself with a knife and dealt several stabs about her niece’s body. The matter was reported to the Police and the victim is still hospitalized.
The Prosecutor successfully objected to bail citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and the fact the victim is still hospitalized.
She was remanded to prison and the case was transferred to the Mabaruma Court for May 19.