A brutal chopping incident at Tempe, St. George’s of which pictures went viral on social media networks has stunned the nation.
Clint Thorne, alias “Tonkie” of River Road, St. George’s is now warded as a patient at the St. George’s General Hospital after being chopped several times allegedly by Abraham Modeste from Tempe who has since been charged for the offense of Dangerous harm.
Thorne who is 34 years of age was chopped on his stomach and underneath his right foot.
The most severe of the wounds was to his stomach, which caused some of his intestines to be exposed.
The injured man had to be rushed to the St. George’s General Hospital by members of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) who responded quickly to the incident that occurred last week Tuesday.
THE NEW TODAY Newspaper has been reliably informed that the incident arose out of an altercation between the two men.
It is alleged that Thorne went to Modeste’s workplace and delivered some blows on him with a cutlass.
Modeste appeared in court last week Thursday and was remanded to custody at the Richmond Hill prison by Her Honour, Magistrate Karen Noel.
At the time of his court appearance, Police Prosecutor Terrence Andall told the court that the injured man is warded at the intensive care unit at the hospital in a critical condition.
The court learnt that Modeste has six previous convictions, which include possession of cocaine, and praedial larceny.
Constable Andall said although an address of Tempe is given for Modeste he has no serious fixed place of abode.
Modeste is due back in court on February 5.