Teen gets 18 months for North West wounding

A teen was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to a wounding charge.

Rekeri Rodrigues, 19, was brought before Georgetown Magistrate Dylon Bess and read a charge that stated that on November 25, at Rincon Village, North West District, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Camelito Torres with the intent to maim, disfigure or disable.

According to the prosecution, on the day in question, around 10.30pm, Torres was on his way home when he was met by the defendant, who was armed with a piece of wood. Rodrigues reportedly dealt him a lash to his left arm, causing a fracture.

The complainant, according to the prosecution, was able to retrieve the wood from the defendant and then escape.

It was further stated that the defendant has a matter of escaping custody at another court.

When asked if he had anything to say in relation to the charge, Rodrigues appeared dumbfounded. He was subsequently sentenced to 18 months in jail by Magistrate Bess.

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