Man, 58, charged for murder of wife
By STACY MOORE Tuesday, September 11 2012
A 58-YEAR-old-man yesterday appeared before a Princes Town magistrate charged with the September 5, murder of his common-law wife, Donna George.
George, 48, was stabbed and chopped to death at her home in Moruga. An autopsy revealed the woman died as a result of two deep cutlass chop wounds, which sliced through the neck .
Yesterday, shortly after midday, Elijah Brown, clad in a dark blue T-shirt, was taken before Magistrate Indar Jagroo, in the Princes Town First Magistrate’s Court, to answer the charge of murder.
The charge read that on September 5 last, Brown murdered George at Preau Village East, St Mary’s, Moruga. The charge was laid indictably by Cpl Davis Brathwaithe, hence the accused man was not called upon to enter a plea.
The incident stemmed following a dispute during which George was stabbed and chopped. Attorney Petronilla Basdeo, who held for attorney Rekha Ramjit, said that her client was not feeling well. “He (Brown) is requesting that the police take him to the Health Facility to seek medical attention,” Basdeo said. The attorney told Jagroo that prior to the incident, her client said he was given something to drink by the deceased, and he has been experiencing pains about his body.
Police court prosecutor Sgt Veano Ragoo, however informed the magistrate that the accused was taken to the Princes Town Health Facility on September 5, and received medical attention. Ragoo, in producing a medical certificate, said the accused never complained about any pains at the time of his medical examination.
Jagroo in remanding the accused man, ordered that George be attended to at the Prison Infirmary. The case was postponed to October 1.