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Man remanded on charge of chopping Georgetown resident

Man remanded on charge of chopping Georgetown resident
Zelroy Joseph

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A disagreement between two Georgetown residents has allegedly resulted in one of them chopping the other in the head with a cutlass.

The alleged victim, Camillus Forbes of Spring Village, Georgetown, is still reportedly in a bad condition and is warded at the intensive care unit of the hospital.

The man accused of dealing the blow, Zelroy Joseph, a 36-year-old labourer of Chilli Village, Georgetown, appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Tuesday. He was charged with committing the offence of unlawful and malicious wounding on October 12 in Georgetown.

The charge was laid indictably.

Senior Prosecutor Adolphus objected to bail for the accused, noting that the information he received was that the victim hadn’t gone through surgery as yet, and that the doctors may have noticed some swelling in an area. Additionally, Forbes may have to travel for further analysis. Therefore, Delplesche asked that Joseph be remanded while they await a further medical prognosis.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne told Joseph that the victim is not in a stable condition at all so she would not be considering bail. She remanded him for seven days, at which point there will be a bail review.

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