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The defendant, Aflyn Douglas leaves the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Thursday, May 16, 2024.
The defendant, Aflyn Douglas leaves the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Thursday, May 16, 2024.
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A Layou woman who stabbed her same-sex lover over a sex video has been given a month to pay a fine of EC$500 if she is to avoid a three-month prison sentence.

However, Aflyn Douglas’ legal trouble might not have ended with the sentence as her former lover, Rochelle Stapleton, of Largo Height, rejected the Serious Offences Court’s offer of compensation, saying that she would sue Douglas.

On Thursday, Douglas appeared before Senior Magistrate Colin John and pleaded guilty to a charge that she unlawfully and maliciously wounded Stapleton on Jan. 20, at Kingstown.

Stapleton, a 26-year-old plumber, of Largo Height, and Douglas, a 23-year-old call agent, argued over a video showing two women being intimate.

Douglas, who was working at a call centre in Kingstown, invited Stapleton to her workplace during Douglas’ lunch break.

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Stapleton saw a knife in Douglas’ left pocket and removed it from Douglas’ pocket, but Douglas wrested the knife from Stapleton and stabbed her on the arm with it.

The matter was reported to the police, who conducted an investigation leading to the charge.

As part of the investigation, Douglas was invited to the Criminal Investigations Department in Kingstown and was informed of the report against her.

She volunteered a statement admitting to the offence.

The investigator, Police Constable 564 Dick Grant, showed her a knife that was about six inches long with a camouflage handle and casing.

Douglas said the knife was hers and that she had used it to stab Stapleton.

When Stapleton took the stand at the hearing on Thursday, John told her that he could award her compensation if they wanted or she could sue Douglas for compensation.

The magistrate told Stapleton that he was likely to award a lower compensation amount than the court might if she sues Douglas but that also would be a longer process.

Stapleton said she would sue Douglas for compensation.

In handing down his sentence, John told Douglas that he had considered the maximum penalty, the facts and circumstances, the sentencing guidelines, her guilty plea and her previously clean record.

He said that he was imposing a fine of EC$500.

John asked Douglas if she had that amount of money then and she asked to be given one or two months to pay the fine.

He ordered her to pay it within one month.

“As you heard, the virtual complainant has the privilege to sue you separately for what you have done to her. That is something that you should be prepared for in the event that she does,” the magistrate said. 

iWitness News understands that Douglas was fired as a result of the stabbing incident.

4 replies on “Woman stabs female lover over sex video”

  1. C. ben-David says:

    Hmm…. A plumber, one of the partners in a relationship between persons with the same plumbing.

    When the older heads used to hear about such behaviour, the first thing they would ask is “which one a de man an’ which one a de woman?” suggesting that even in plumbing, there are male parts and female parts, the male part screwing into the female part.

  2. These things are old time stories it used to be called” Zamaye”, the apposite of bullerism.

  3. Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar was it Douglas or Stapleton? If not Stapleton then who? Cute boy Jeshua Bardo must be smiling all the way to the beach for he will be able to parade down Kingstown Park showing off his features. 8

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