Crime & Court

Man Cops Life Imprisonment For Attempting To Murder Ex-Girlfriend

The man attempted to murder his ex-girlfriend on April 10, 2017, where he stabbed her several times with a kitchen knife. She was 20 years old at the time of the incident.
29 Feb 2020 12:22
Man Cops Life Imprisonment For Attempting To Murder Ex-Girlfriend

A 21-year-old man from Ba was sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court in Lautoka yesterday for attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend in 2017.

The unemployed man was charged with one count of attempted murder and appeared before High Court Judge Justice Chamath Morais.

The court heard the man had pleaded guilty to the one count when taking his plea.

When reading the summary of facts which was filed by the State, Justice Morais told the court the man attempted to murder his ex-girlfriend on April 10, 2017, where he stabbed her several times with a kitchen knife. She was 20 years old at the time of the incident.

The Court heard that the two had an argument about the victim being on Facebook and she ended the relationship with the man, which made him angry.

He continued to send messages to the victim thereafter and texted her one day that April 10, 2017, would be her last day.

The court heard on April 10, 2017, he met the complainant at the Ba Bus Stand and from there, while walking towards Courts Home Centre, the man struck the victim with the kitchen knife several times. He was stopped by two men and two Police officers.

Justice Morais said he found the summary of facts to support the elements of the charge in the information.

He therefore sentenced the man to life imprisonment and would consider a pardon for the man after he served 15 years.

A Domestic Violence Restraining Order was also issued to the man for the protection of the victim.

He was given 30 days to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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