Woman charged with harming neighbour after helping husband carry out cutlass attack

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Napula Baptiste, who allegedly aided her husband’s cutlass attack on her neighbour, was on Monday faced with a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Baptiste, 30, of Charlestown, was charged in a city court with inflicting grievous bodily harm on Anthony Bartholomew on October 4 at Queen Street, Tiger Bay.

Baptiste, a vendor, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves told the court that on the day in question, Baptiste’s husband got into a fight with the complainant and at the time had a cutlass in his hand. During the encounter, the cutlass fell and Baptiste allegedly picked it up and gave it to her husband, who then began to chop the complainant, resulting in injuries to his left hand and damage to one of his fingers.

After the incident, Baptiste’s husband fled the jurisdiction.

The prosecutor made no objection to bail being granted.

As a result, Baptiste was released on $100,000 bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman, and is set to make her next court appearance on November 6.

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