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Bagga man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

Bagga man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder


Barrouallie resident Brenon Roberts has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for attempted murder.

High Court judge Kathy-Ann Latchoo handed down the sentence yesterday at the High Court Criminal Assizes.{{more}}

Roberts was also sentenced to a further 18 months in jail for breach of lawful order.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Roberts, 41, was on December 16, 2014 convicted of the attempted murder of Prislet Francis — his former common-law wife.

He is the first person to be convicted in a jury trial utilizing the video technology permitted by the Interviewing of Suspects for Serious Crimes Act, (No: 4 of 2012).

The charges arose from an incident on April 22, 2013, when he attacked Francis, with whom he has a child, at Larley Road in Barrouallie at around 9 p.m. and chopped her several times on her head, arm and back.

The woman had earlier obtained a Protection Order from the Family Court against Roberts, who had previously wounded her.

Crown counsel Karim Nelson led the prosecution’s case.(KW)