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The cutlass, a common tool in many Vincentian homes, is often wielded as a weapon.
The cutlass, a common tool in many Vincentian homes, is often wielded as a weapon.

A Langley Park man was sent for two weeks’ evaluation at the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre after attacking a villager with a cutlass.

Timothy Charles, 57,  appeared before Magistrate Kaywana Jacobs at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on April 8 and pleaded guilty to a charge that on March 8, at Langley Park, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Keith Abbott, of Langley Park.

Charles, when answering to the charge said, “I didn’t get to remember but I will blame myself and if anything me ah go do the paying.”

Charles repeatedly said he would pay and that he would accept, but later told the court he was guilty.

Prosecutor, Corporal of Police Delando Charles told the court that Charles and Abbott live in the same community and used to be friends.

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On March 8, about 6:30 p.m., Abbott and the defendant’s brother were together when the sibling called for a drink.

While Abbott was in the shop, Charles came with a cutlass and told him, “Ah want lick off your f***ing head.”

Charles then attacked Abbott, hitting him in his head, causing injuries that were treated at the Georgetown Modern Medical and Diagnostic Centre.

Inspector of Police Renrick Cato recovered the cutlass which was kept at the station as an exhibit.

Jacobs ordered that Charles be assessed ahead of his next court hearing on April 22.

PC 1014 Samuel investigated the matter.

One reply on “Cutlass attack accused sent for psychiatric evaluation ”

  1. nancysauldemers says:

    One shudders to think what kind of “evaluation” can possibly take place at the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre with no qualified psychiatrist practicing in the country.

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