Three months jail for man who threatened to chop off wife’s neck

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The accused, Mark Singh. [iNews' Photo]
The accused, Mark Singh. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]Mark Singh was sentenced to three months imprisonment by Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond for using threatening language toward his reputed wife.

The matter was first called before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry and the defendant initially pleaded guilty with explanation to the offence which alleged that on Saturday, February 1 at Lot 150 Regent Street, Georgetown, he made use of threatening language to Sageeta Persaud.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that the couple lives together and Singh is always in the habit of threatening the Virtual Complainant (VC).

The Prosecutor said at around 18:00 hrs on February 1, the VC and the accused had a misunderstanding and he threatened to chop off her neck.

The accused told the court that he does not recall threatening the woman and begged for leniency stating that he was previously convicted for an assault charge.

Based on his explanation to the court, a not guilty plea was entered and the matter was transferred before Magistrate Chandan-Edmond for trial.

But when Singh appeared before the Magistrate, he decided to change his plea to guilty and was sentenced to serve three months in jail.

 

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