Wife refuses to testify against abusive husband in Court


[www.inewsguyana.com] – An assault charge against a 39 – year – old taxi driver of Meadow Brook Gardens, Georgetown was today (Friday, March 28) dismissed by Magistrate Ann McLennan after his wife refused to proceed wcourtith the matter.

Olwin Fraser pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on Tuesday, March 25 at Meadow Brook Garden, he unlawfully assaulted Abigail McDonald-Fraser.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the Court that the victim was in her bed when the defendant asked her a question and after she did not reply, he cuffed her to the mouth.

McDonald-Fraser said she does not wish to offer any evidence against her husband. She said on the night of the incident she called her brother to take her and the children to her mother’s place where she is presently residing.

Magistrate McLennan advised to VC to take out a protection order against the defendant.

Fraser was bonded to be on good behavior for twelve months with a default of three months imprisonment.  



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