A 36-year-old South Rivers man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder of his ex-common law wife.
Stevan Chewitt entered a plea of guilty to the charge that on July 15, 2022, at South River, with intent to commit the offence of murder on Selena Moore, he did an act which was more than merely preparatory to the commission of the offence.
Moore, who is also a South Rivers resident, was chopped about the body with a cutlass.
Chewitt did not have a lawyer at his arraignment and told the court that he would get one that day.
Renee Simmons, who appeared for the Crown, asked for an adjournment of the hearing of the facts and sentencing and said that a social inquiry report would be required.
She said was aware that Chewitt is the virtual complainant in a matter that is before the court.
Simmons said she did not know whether Chewitt’s sentence could be adjourned until that matter is completed so as to avoid any prejudice.
Justice Brian Cottle, who, along with Justice Rickie Burnett, presided over the arraignment at High Court No. 1, in Kingstown, ordered the submission of a social inquiry report.
The judge remanded Chewitt, until Monday pending further review after the arraignment of the defendant in the matter in which Chewitt is the virtual complainant.