A Grove man, who was chopped to his neck by his neighbour, moments ago accepted $20,000 as compensation.

 As a result of this, an attempt murder charge against the neighbour has been dismissed.

In July last, Travis Garrett, 34, a construction worker of Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara,was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on July 24, 2019, at Grove, East Bank Demerara, he wounded Ramchan Chunnilall with the intent to commit murder.

However, this morning when the matter was called in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, the victim went into the witness box and told the court he did not which to proceed with the matter.

The victim said that he had forgiven Garret and is willing to accept the $20,000 compensation.

The victim added “I would not be proceeding with the matter because his wife is sickly and she has small children to take care of. I would just like you to warn him because he is the breadwinner for his family and he has to take care of his sick wife.”

The Magistrate, after listening to the victim, discharged the matter on the grounds of no evidence being offered.

The Magistrate, thereafter, instructed Garret to compensate the victim from the bail he posted.

It was reported that on the day in question, Garrett and the victim, who are neighbours, were involved in an argument

During that time, Garrett armed himself with a cutlass and dealt the victim a chop to his neck.

The injured man was rushed to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, hence he was charged for the offence.


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