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UPDATE - Kittitian jailed for four years!

- attempted to choke and assaulted girlfriend in four hour ordeal
Mr. Godwin as he left the High Court on October 10, 2011. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A man who terrorised his then girlfriend for nearly four hours on June 19, 2011 because he thought she was cheating was sentenced to four years in prison this morning Tuesday October 18, 2011 in the High Court.

The sentence was handed down by Judge Indra Hariprashad-Charles and is to begin from the day he was incarcerated, July 19, 2011. He was also handed a 12 month sentence for assault ocassioning actual bodily harm which is to run concurrently.

Godwin was charged with attempting to choke and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and had pleaded guilty to the offences on October 5, 2011. The maximum sentence is life imprisonment.

The Kittitian national, a plumber by trade is said to have dragged the Virtual Complainant (VC) through their North Sound apartment by her hair and threatened to kill her and beat her about the body using his fist and a baseball bat.

The Court heard during the sentencing hearing on October 10, 2011 that sometime during the abuse, Mr. Godwin held the VC in a chokehold causing her to lose consciousness. However, the defendant splashed water on her face to revive her.

Ruthilia Maximea is the defendant’s lawyer, while Jude Hanley appears for the Crown.

10 Responses to “UPDATE - Kittitian jailed for four years!”

  • dead duck (18/10/2011, 09:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    send he backside back to St. kitts end of story
    • The Judge (18/10/2011, 11:34) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This sentence is too light. This man had intension of killing this woman and all he get is four years. Paddy the man got eight years for beating his wife with a hammer and that wasint for three hours. The justice system in this place is questionable. The man said he was going to kill the woman and he is just given four years. Our justice system needs to reform.
      • Observer (18/10/2011, 15:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Why -when the woman who was beaten told the judge to spare him?? She never even sought compensation. Paddy's wife was in hospital foe 14 days. This woman was not hospitalized so know your facts before you talk.
  • Mmm (18/10/2011, 09:48) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Some of these man think they so special yo not suppose to leave them and that is where they thinking landing them in trouble
  • q-tips (18/10/2011, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    lawdy ah mussy look we have to go feed a island man for four years...church out
  • Observer (18/10/2011, 11:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    When they are not from here judge, give them a reasonable sentence as this is and send them back to where they come from. Dont let them eat our food. He did the crime, you give the time and he will be deported soon. Good sentence I would say.
  • dude (18/10/2011, 12:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think he needs to be deported he's dangerous
  • >> (18/10/2011, 18:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Woman is not your property! you PUNKS out there that think woman belong to you teake jail! Now she have time to look her man now if she want you old jack arze! hahahahahaha
  • Sunny (19/10/2011, 14:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    you make kittitian men look bad.
  • commentator (19/10/2011, 17:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I believe it is not the length of the beating alone that the court considers but all the facts in the case. Paddy's wife was hospitalised for weeks, her injuries were serious, and she had no remorse for him. This woman asked the court not to be harsh; she still loves him and she does not need compensation -what is the magistrate to do?? come on - be real - good thing judges are trained and you are not.


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