A conductor who poured a pot of boiling water on his wife before stabbing and accusing her of an extra marital affair, was today sentenced to three years for the offence.

Forty-eight-year-old, Rawle Thomas of 365 North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the
Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Thomas pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on December 8, 2019, at North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Akela Rogers so as to cause her actual bodily harm.

Facts presented by the court prosecutor, stated that on the day in question, at around 20:30 hrs, the defendant went home and began to accuse his wife of having a relationship with someone else.

As a result, he took a pot of boiling water from the stove and threw it on her. He then choked her and dealt her a stab with a knife.

The injured woman then ran out of the house where she collapsed and was picked up by neighbours and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

The matter was then reported and the defendant was arrested and charged for the offence.

The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced Thomas to three years behind bars.


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