A WOMAN is granted $60,000 in bail for maliciously wounding her common-law husband.
Mandy Phillip, 33, of Jaggan Village, Saddle Road, Santa Cruz appeared before the Port of Spain First Magistrate’s Court on Monday. She was granted $60,000 bail with a surety and the case was adjourned to January 11, 2021.
Police reported that around 11.15 pm on December 9, the victim, aged 44, and Phillip were at home when they had an argument.
It was reported that the accused became annoyed and allegedly took a black handle knife and a silver nine-inch blade and stabbed her husband in his lower back.
The victim ran outside and called out to his mother who called the Emergency Health Services and the police.
PC Holder and WPC Johnson of the Santa Cruz Police Station responded. Philip was arrested and taken to the San Juan Police Station.
The victim was taken by Emergency Health Services to seek medical attention at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital where he received several stitches and was warded until December 11.
The matter was referred to the Gender Based Violence Unit, North Eastern Division.
The victim was also referred to the TTPS Victim and Witness Support Unit.
On December 12, PC Walcott formally charged Phillip for malicious wounding.
Investigations were spearheaded by acting Superintendent Claire Guy-Alleyne and supervised by Inspector Lystra Bridglal, of the Gender Based Violence Unit.