A Baramita resident who allegedly chopped four persons on three different dates because he was “unable to smoke”, was moments ago remanded to prison on four counts of attempted murder.
21-year-old Eddie Williams appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Marcus-Isaacs in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The first charge stated that on April 1, 2019, at Baramita, North West District, with the intent to commit murder, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Selisha Jacobs.
Another charge stated that, on April 1, 2019 at Baramita, with the intent to commit murder, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Rawle Campbell.
It was further alleged that on April 5, 2019 at Baramita, North West District, with the intent to commit murder, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Virgil Thomas.
Finally, Williams is accused of, on April 11, 2019 in Baramita, unlawfully and maliciously wounding Devon Scott, with the intent to commit murder.
The accused was not required to plead to any of the indictable charges.
According to Police Prosecutor, Shellon Daniels, on April 1, Selisha Jacobs was walking in the neighborhood when Williams confronted her and asked for something to smoke. The victim refused Williams’ request. Williams became annoyed, armed himself with a cutlass, and dealt the woman several chops about her face and body. He then escaped into some nearby bushes.
However, he was spotted later that day by Rawle Campbell and, when confronted, Williams dealt the man several chops.
Days after, Williams was spotted again and, when confronted by Virgil Thomas, he attacked the man with the cutlass. Finally, he was spotted once more on April 11 and allegedly chopped Devon Scott.
The police were called in and Williams was arrested and taken into custody. While in custody he admitted to committing the offences because he was unable to smoke.
The Prosecutor made serious objections to bail being granted to Williams on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegations and the penalty the offence attracts.
She also highlighted the fact that the victims’ injuries are life-threatening and may result in permanent disability.
The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded Williams to prison until May 9, 2019 when he is due to appear at the Matthew’s Ridge Magistrate’s Court.