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Police charge Calder Ridge man for chopping schoolgirl

Police charge Calder Ridge man for chopping schoolgirl


Annel Young will be remanded for the next two weeks, pending a medical report on chopping victim Afeisha “Squingy” Toby.{{more}}

Young, a resident of Calder Ridge, was slapped with the indictable charges of attempted murder charge and aggravated burglary when he appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

Toby, an 18 year-old fourth former of the St. Clair Dacon Secondary was the victim of a brutal cutlass attack in the wee hours of Sunday, May 2, 2010, at her home in Victoria Village. Toby sustained severe chop wounds to her head, which punctured the lining of her brain, as well as chops to the front and back of her neck. Chops were also inflicted to her back, shoulder and both hands. One of her fingers was also severed.

It is alleged that after the vicious attack, Toby crawled from her house and was found in the yard lying in a pool of blood at about 3am by her mother.

In objecting to Young’s bail, Prosecutor Inspector Adolphus Delpesche informed the court that the victim has since returned from Trinidad where she underwent surgery. He further stated that Toby is still warded at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital and is expected to undergo further surgery.

Just a day before Young appeared in court, Shorn Carlon Craigg was sentenced to five and a half years for an offence of a similar nature.

Craigg, a labourer of Edinboro, smashed a hammer in the head of his girlfriend of seven years, Jolene Charles. He also beat her with a cutlass and then stabbed her in the back with a screwdriver, leaving her paralysed from the waist down. (KW)