Bullet removed from near Sophia Pitman’s spine

The bullet that was lodged near Sophia Pitman’s spine was successfully removed in December and the mother of one says that she is feeling “strong and healthy”.

Pitman, who was shot in the stomach at close range last November, allegedly by a jealous ex-lover, told this newspaper last week that she was relieved that the bullet was out of her body and there were no after effects.
The operation was performed towards the end of December at the Georgetown Public Hospital, she said.
On November 18 last, she was shot at close range on Robb Street as she was making her way to her mother’s residence to collect her three-year-old daughter.

She was admitted to the High Dependency Unit (HDU) of the hospital in a serious condition and medical personnel had told Pitman’s relatives that the bullet was lodged dangerously close to her spine and any attempt to remove it could paralyze her or even worse. They then disclosed that additional medical attention abroad was the next option.

After less than a week in hospital, Pitman was discharged and instructed to return on December 4 for the doctors to see if anything could be done to remove the bullet. They then said that removing it was possible and an operation was scheduled.

The suspect, after being on the run for some time, was charged on January 13 with attempted murder.
Idi Bowman, 25, of 53 Robb Street was not required to plead to the indictable charge when he appeared before Magistrate Melissa Robertson in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Bowman was also charged with receiving one .32 revolver and six .32 live rounds of ammunition, property of the Guyoil Company Limited, knowing same to have been stolen.

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