A city magistrate today sentenced a man to 12 months behind bars after finding him guilty of stabbing his girlfriend.

Twenty-one-year-old Eon Layne had denied the charge which alleged that on January 30, 2019, at King Street, Albouystown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Samantha Harris.

At the conclusion of the trial, Magistrate Rondel Weever ruled that sufficient evidence was led against Layne throughout the trial. Hence, she sentenced him to 12 months behind bars.

According to information, on the day in question, Layne and Harris, who reside at the same location, got into a heated argument and Layne stabbed the woman with a Corona bottle.

Throughout the trial, Payne’s lawyer George Thomas had contended that it was while the two parties had a heated argument that the victim hit his client with a Corona bottle, which subsequently broke. He said this may have caused her injuries.

However, the prosecutor had told the court that the victim provided the court with photos showing the injuries she received to the back, neck, and head.

Payne was out on $80,000 pending the hearing and determination of the trial.


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