Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for wounding vagrant

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Devon Jackson

A man was jailed for three years on Friday morning after he admitted to being involved in a confrontation with a vagrant.

Devon Jackson pleaded guilty to the charge of wounding when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

The charge against him stated that he on June 26, 2017, at Charlotte Street, Georgetown, maliciously wounded Michael Mohammed.

The Prosecution’s facts revealed that the incident occurred at around 19:00hrs on the day in question.

The Virtual Complainant (VC) was reportedly lying on a cardboard in the vicinity of Beharry, Georgetown when the defendant approached him with a cutlass and ordered that the vagrant get up.

However, the court heard that the vagrant had a cut and could not move. This reportedly prompted the defendant to kick the VC several times about his body while demanding that he remove his pants which the defendant claimed belonged to him.

Jackson reportedly dealt the VC several lashes with the cutlass which was in his hand.

The vagrant who started to yell for help had the pants he was wearing ripped from his body with the defendant’s cutlass which was then used to chop him to his hand and head.

Onlookers picked the injured man up and rushed him to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was treated.

A report was made and the defendant was arrested and charged with the present offence.

However, the defendant told the Court “Is not no chop. Is a guard pushing this story and he is lying. He [VC] never even show up to Court”.

Magistrate Daly sentenced the man to three years in prison.

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