[www.inewsguyana.com] – Thirty – one – year – old Patricia Pashur was sentenced to two years imprisonment by Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond for inflicting grievous bodily harm on her 9 – year – old daughter.
Pashur, who is a hairdresser of East La Penitence, Georgetown, appeared in Court on January 22, 2013 and pleaded not guilty to the charge, particulars of which said on January 5, 2013 at Georgetown, she inflicted grievous bodily harm to her daughter.
Following a trial, she was found guilty of the offence today, Thursday June 12.
Police Prosecutor Jomo Nichols told the Court that the woman accused her daughter of stealing some $1,000 bills, which the child denied.
The Court heard that Pashur then placed a knife on top of a hot stove and burnt the child to her face and other parts of her body, leaving permanent scars.
At that time, the child was 9 – years – old and they were living at Norton and Camp Street. The woman was unrepresented and all three of her children were placed in the custody of the state.
The Prosecutor said that the injuries were severe.
This sentence will send a strong message. However only recently a berbice female majistrate send a home keeper baby sitter to five year prison for apparently slapping her child. Now consider the two cases and see which is more serious. Then ask yourselves is the law fair or is it being applied based on prejudice. I hope this honourable individual can let good sense prevail. In addtion this same honourable majistrate granted bail recently to an individual who abused his sister in law . The bail was apparently granted on the basis that the person is the son of a big one.