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Roslyn Miller leaves the Colonarie Magistrate's Court on Thursday, May 23, 2024.
Roslyn Miller leaves the Colonarie Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, May 23, 2024.
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A magistrate has urged a woman who wounded her cousin in a bar to learn to control herself.

On Thursday, the woman, Roslyn Miller, 35, of Byera, appeared before the Colonarie Magistrate’s Court, sitting at Georgetown, and pleaded guilty to a charge that on May 21, at Byera, she unlawfully and maliciously wounded fellow villager Rayan Caine.

The prosecutor, Corporal of Police Delando Charles, told the court that Miller and Caine know each other quite well and are cousins.

About 8:30 p.m. on May 21, Caine, a 34-year-old cashier, was at a bar in Byera when the defendant entered the bar and started to push Caine.

Miller started to argue with Caine, took a beer bottle that Caine had and struck her in the forehead.

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Caine was transported to the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Centre in Georgetown where she received four sutures and was discharged.

Charles said Caine still has “after effects but is ok” and that she also missed work for several days due to the injury.

Meanwhile, Miller asked the court for leniency.

“I’m deeply sorry and we both been drinking. If you can have mercy on me. It’s my first offence.”

In handing down her sentence, Magistrate Kaywana Jacobs told Miller, who has children aged 8 to 22, to learn to control herself.

After examining the mitigating and aggravating factors of the offence and offender, the magistrate settled on a one-year jail sentence.

However, after considering the MIller’s circumstances, she deviated from the sentencing guidelines and bonded her for six months in the sum of EC$600 or six months in prison.

The magistrate also ordered that EC$250 compensation be paid in two months or two months imprisonment.