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Timothy Charles leaves the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on April 22, 2024 after being ordered to serve a suspended sentence for wounding.
Timothy Charles leaves the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on April 22, 2024 after being ordered to serve a suspended sentence for wounding.

The Langley Park man who the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court had ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after he attacked a villager with a cutlass has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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

However, when asked to plead, he 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.

The magistrate then ordered that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine his fitness to plea and stand trial.

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On Monday, the magistrate said that the Mental Health and Rehabilitation Centre had concluded that Charles was “fit to plea.”

The court accepted the guilty plea.

The facts are that Abbott, 49, sustained a cutlass wound to his head that required five stitches.

He was chopped about 6:30 p.m., on March 8 inside a shop where Abbott and Charles’ brother, Franklin were drinking together.

As Charles inflicted the chop wound, he told Abbot, “I want to lick off your f***ing head.”

Abbott was treated for his injury at the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Centre in Georgetown.

The cutlass used during the attack was recovered.

The magistrate said the offence carries a maximum of seven years imprisonment.

However, after questioning the defendant about his family and economic background, she sentenced him to one year in prison, suspended for 12 months.