A taxi driver was this afternoon sentenced to a total of 15 months’ imprisonment after being found guilty of wounding his two daughters.
Fifty-three-year-old Peter Thompson of D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, was sentenced by Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess at the conclusion of the trial in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
The first charge stated that on April 30, 2018, at D’Urban Street, Lodge, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Ducilla Thompson, his 21-year-old daughter.
It was further alleged that on the same day, and at the same location, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Andrea Howard, his 32-year-old daughter
Thompson had denied both charges on his first court appearance.
According to information, on the day in question, around 01:30 hrs, Ducilla Thompson was awaken by a noise in the living room and upon checking, saw her father and mother in a scuffle.
The court heard the woman intervened and her father pulled out a knife from his waist and stabbed her several times to her abdomen.
The older sister then tried to intervene, but her father picked up a bucket and pelt it to her face causing her injuries.
The matters were then reported to the station and following investigation the father was charged for the offence.
However, at the conclusion of the trial this afternoon, Magistrate Bess ruled that there was sufficient evidence against Thompson.
Hence, he was convicted.
Thomas was sentenced to 12 months for stabbing Ducilla and three months for pelting Howard with a bucket.
The sentencing will run concurrently; he will only be spending 12 months’ behind bars.