Saturday 28 November, 2020

Man sentenced to 14 months hard labour for assaulting wife

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An unemployed man, who was charged with assaulting his 36-year-old wife, has been sentenced to 14 months hard labour. 

Due to the relationship that the two share, the accused will not be identified. 

The charges stem from two incidents which took place on July 23 and July 24. 

Police were told that at 10 pm on July 23, the 36-year-old woman was at her home with the accused, when she was approached and confronted over her relationship with their neighbour. She was allegedly assaulted in that confrontation. 

The following day, at about 4.30 pm, a similar scenario unfolded and the victim was beaten with a pot spoon. 

As a result, the police were notified, and when officers arrived, the accused admitted his wrongdoings and was taken into custody. 

He was charged and taken to the St Margaret’s police station, where he remained until his appearance before Magistrate Kerri-Anne Byer. The accused pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced. 

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