A man who was recently released from prison after serving a sentence for assaulting his wife was this afternoon sent back on a similar charge. He was jailed for 30 months.

Fifty-year-old Rupnerine Persaud is accused of hitting his wife several times with a drink case and threatening to kill her.

He appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan late this afternoon and pleaded guilty to two charges.

The first charge stated that on April 5,2019 at Baramita in the North West Magisterial District, he made use of threatening language to Rushanna Charles.

It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, Persaud unlawfully and maliciously wounded Charles causing her actual bodily harm.

Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore told the court that defendant and victim shared a common law relationship and has two children.

However, the woman recently moved in with her parents to get away from the constant physical abuse dealt by Persaud.

The Prosecutor went on to tell the court that on the day in question, the woman was at her mother’s residence sitting with friends when Persaud approached her and dealt her several lashes to her head with a drink case. He then stood over her and stated “ I will not stop beating you until you’re dead.”

He was then apprehended and handed over to the police, while the injured woman was taken to the hospital to get treatment.

The Prosecutor also highlighted the fact that Persaud was recently released from prison after serving a nine months’ sentence for assaulting his wife.

Persaud, when asked by the Magistrate if he had anything to say, shouted, “She always finding some problem with me.  She does drink too much rum. Me ain’t even remembered what happen I was high.”

The Magistrate sentenced him to 18 months’ imprisonment for the assault and 12 months’ for the threatening language.

The sentences will run concurrently.


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