A 43-year-old taxi driver, who allegedly stabbed a man several times about his body during a row over $2000, today lead his defence during which he contends he was wrongfully charged.
This was after Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan ruled that at the end of the Preliminary Inquiry PI, she found sufficient evidence against him.
Morris Carter of 20 D’Urban Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on August 27, 2019, at Sandy Babb Street, Kitty, Georgetown, with the intent to commit murder, he wounded Matthew Gilbert.
In his defence today, he stated, “I am wrongfully charged. I think I should be facing a wounding charge instead of an attempted murder charge because it was a fight.”
The man added that he will be calling two witnesses on his behalf.
Hence, the Magistrate adjourned the matter until October 30, when the two witnesses are expected to give evidence on Carter’s behalf.
According to information, on the day in question, Carter was at a wash bay when he saw the victim and approached him and asked him for $2000 which he owed him for a finger-ring.
The court heard the victim told Carter he did not have the money. They got into an argument.
Carter then allegedly pulled out a pair of scissors from his pocket and stabbed the victim serval times in the region of his heart.
The injured man fell to the ground in an unconscious state and was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was treated.
The matter was then reported, hence Carter was arrested and charged for the offence.