A 26-year-old mechanic, who pleaded guilty to chopping his friend, was today sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on an unlawful wounding charge.
Sean Bobb, called “Banks”, of Werk-en-rust, Georgetown appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was slapped with the charge.
He admitted that on September 9, 2019, at Werk-en-rust, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Anthony Allen.
Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris stated that the victim and the defendant are known to each other since they have been friends for two years and worked together.
The Prosecutor told the court that on September 9, around 09:30 hrs, the men were both working on a bus after which the victim refused to pay the defendant for the job.
The court heard that the defendant went home and returned with a cutlass.
He then approached the victim from behind and dealt him a chop to his left side shoulder and ran him around the bus.
The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he underwent surgery.
The matter was reported and following an investigation, Bobb was arrested and charged for the offence.
Bobb, when given a chance to address the court, stated “ I have been working with him for a long time and he ain’t pay me. The day he said he gon pay me when we finish working on the bus. But he did not pay me so I got upset and chop him.”
The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced Bobb to 18 months behind bars.