By Shemuel Fanfair
A man from the village of Dalliwala, Demerara River, has been sentenced to 24 months; and six months for felonious wounding and threatening behaviour, respectively.
According to evidence provided: on Saturday 2 July, Floyd Jacobis, 24, unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Eileen Jacobs, his mother’s aunt, thus causing grievous bodily harm to her.
In evidence provided by Police Prosecution, on the day of the altercation at Dalliwala, the man’s great aunt was working on her farm raking grass, when the defendant approached her under the influence of alcohol and brandished two cutlasses. It was further stated that Jacobis said that he will kill Jacobs, her entire family and her dogs. He allegedly accused the defendant of planting coconut trees in his yard.
The Court also heard that after an argument ensued, Jacobis dealt his great aunt two chops which she barred with a wooden object she had in her hand. As a result, her right index finger was nearly severed and she had to seek medical attention.
Presiding Magistrate Crystal Lambert, who heard the matter at the Wales Magistrate’s Court last Thursday asked the defendant for an explanation of what led to the events surrounding his actions since he plead Guilty on that charge of felonious wounding.
“I was under the influence of alcohol,” he simply stated. When probed further, he offered no other explanations. However, the defendant pled not guilty on the threatening behaviour charge.
Magistrate Lambert took into account that the defendant had no previous convictions but Jacobis was found culpable of both offences.
His two sentences will be served concurrently.