Two weeks jail over cutlass assault

A man who admitted that he lashed another with a cutlass and then placed the weapon to his neck was yesterday imprisoned for 14 days by acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Kurt Coxall pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful assault. He committed the offence on March 18 at Georgetown, on Damion Burrowes.

Police corporal Venetta Pindar told the court that on the day of the incident, the two, who are known to each other, were involved in an argument which escalated when Coxall hit the complaint with a cutlass in his back.

The court then heard that when Burrowes turned around, Coxall then placed the cutlass to his neck.

After listening to the case, the magistrate informed the defendant that he would be sentenced to 14 days in prison.

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