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Bagga man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

Bagga man sentenced to 20 years for attempted murder

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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)

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