Man fined for threatening to kill reputed wife over ‘suspicious’ text message


A father of five was on Wednesday fined when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with using threatening behaviour towards his reputed wife, Stacy Greenidge.

Leon Nelson, 35, of 316 Middle Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Leron Daly.

finedIt is alleged that on August 16, at North Cummingsburg, he used threatening behaviour towards the Virtual Complainant (VC).

The prosecution contended that on the day in question, the defendant and Greenidge had an argument over a phone and the defendant picked up a knife threatening to kill her.

However, the defendant told the court a very different story. He explained that on the day in question, he saw a text message on the VC’s phone and decided to call the sender of the message, which was answered by a male voice, that said, “I could do with something tonight”.

The defendant explained that in anger, he threw the phone away and confronted the woman, adding that he only picked up the knife to scare her but did not intend to hurt her.

The defendant told the Magistrate that he is a hard worker and it upset him to see his reputed wife acting in such a manner.

He told Magistrate Azore that he apologised to Greenidge on numerous occasions for his attitude; however, the VC said she never received an apology.

The defendant was fined G$10,000 or a default of three weeks in prison.




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