Woman charged with threatening romantic rival

A 19-year-old woman was yesterday accused of threatening to kill her ex-lover’s current partner.

At the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, Chelsea Morris, of Lot 10 David Rose Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens was charged with threatening Anita Ferreira on November 26, at Stabroek, Georgetown. It was also alleged that on the same day she used abusive language to Ferreira.

Morris pleaded not guilty to both charges when she appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman.

Police Prosecutor Renetta Bentham told the court that on November 26, Morris threatened to stab Ferreira to death. Nevertheless, she did not object to bail being granted.


Ferreira, when given the chance to speak, said that November 26 was the second time that Morris came to her place of work and created a ruckus. She added that Morris normally shouts derogatory remarks at her whenever she passes her workplace.

Morris, however, told the court that the dispute between her and Ferreira stemmed from the fact that she and the woman’s current partner previously had a relationship.

“Your honour, this woman partner or fiancé—whatever he is to her—and I had an affair. We use to live together and then I move out. So on the day when all this happen, he did call me and she leh we meet. And when I meet him, he tek way my phone,” she explained.

Morris added that she later called the man to inquire about her cell phone and he told her to go to Ferreira’s workplace to uplift it. She added that when she arrived at Ferreira’s workplace, Ferreira proceeded to curse and yell at her and she responded likewise.

Magistrate Latchman, after hearing from the women, set bail at $60,000 for the abusive language charge and $60,000 for the threatening language.

Morris is to return to Court 10 on December 9, when the proceedings are set to continue.





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