[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 43-year-old Miner of One Mile Wismar, Linden was on Wednesday (December 11) placed on $100,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Priya-Sewnarine Beharry for unlawful wounding.
Reginald Henry initially pleaded guilty to the charge which alleged that on Thursday, December 5 at One Mile Wismar, Linden, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Michael Walcott. However, the Magistrate entered a not guilty plea following Henry’s explanation to the Court.
Police Prosecutor Vernetta Pindar told the Court that on Thursday, December 5 at the Linden bus park, Georgetown; there was a misunderstanding with the defendant and the virtual complainant (VC) over the use of a minibus which forced Henry to exited the bus and enter another.
Pindar further related that on the day in question at One Mile Public Road, the defendant saw Walcott and approached him. She added that Henry took out an ice pick and dealt the VC several stabs to his chest. He was taken to the McKenzie Hospital where a medical certificate was obtained.
However, according to Henry, he was provoked by Walcott which set him in a rage. He further stated that Walcott picked up a wood and approached him which resulted in him stabbing him with an ice pick he had in his hand.
Based on his explanation a not guilty plea was entered.
The Prosecutor objected to bail. The objection was overruled and the matter was transferred to the Christianburg Magistrate’s court for a hearing set for January 14.