A 39-year-old farmer of Karasabi, was yesterday remanded to prison after he allegedly attempted to kill a man during an argument.

Michael Francis was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that on November 29,2019, at Karasabi, South Pakaraimas, he attempted to murder Raphael Matthew.

The man was represented by Attorney-at-law, Jerome Khan, who in an unsuccessful bail application told the court that his client was merely trying to protect his wife after the victim, who was intoxicated, attacked her at her farm.

The lawyer added that it was the victim who had a hoe and it was during a scuffle that he received a hit to his head.

However, facts presented by Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman stated that on the day in question, the men had an argument and Francis picked up a hoe and dealt the victim a lash to his head, causing him to receive severe injuries.

The injured man was air- dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was admitted.

The matter was later reported and Francis was arrested and charged for the offence.
The Prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds that the victim is still hospitalized.

Hence, the Magistrate remanded him to prison until December 16,2019, pending a report on the victim.

The father of one is expected to make his next court appearance at the Lethem Magistrate’s Courts.


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