The Petit Bordel woman charged with malicious wounding after she allegedly almost severed her goddaughter’s arm during a cutlass attack on May 14 has been slapped with two additional charges.
On Monday at the Serious Offences Court, Margaret “Ole Gyal” Smith, 35 was further charged that on May 14 at Petit Bordel, she assaulted Leron Green of Petit Bordel, occasioning actual bodily harm.
She was also charged that on the same date and place, without lawful excuse, in a public place, the Petit Bordel Public Road, she had in her possession an offensive weapon, to wit a stone.
Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche told the court that the charges are linked to the May 14 incident in which Smith is charged with chopping Teresha Edwards, 20, also of Petit Bordel.
Edwards is the goddaughter of the accused woman.
The attack was video recorded and circulated on social media.
On Monday, Senior Prosecutor Adolphus Delplesche told the court that the file is making its way back to the Officer of the Director of Public Prosecution, where it will be perused again ahead of a preliminary inquiry.
The preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 22.
Delplesche did not ask for any adjustment to the woman’s bail, with was set initially in the sum of EC$7,000 with one surety.
The court had also ordered Smith to report to the Chateaubelair Police Station on Mondays and Thursdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Edwards underwent surgery to treat the injury to her arm.
She needed to get more than 70 stitches in the immediate aftermath of the injury, which has left her with limited mobility in her fingers.