A 37-year-old St. John’s resident has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on a charge of Attempted Capital Murder in connection with an incident, which left his estranged wife and the mother of his two young children, hospitalised with chop wounds to her left wrist and upper right arm.
Alpha Peters was escorted to the Sauteurs Magistrate’s court on the indictable charge last week Thursday unrepresented, before Magistrate Karen Noel, who remanded him to prison until this Tuesday to appear at the Gouyave Magistrate’s Court, which has carriage over the matter.
Peters, who is from the village of Clozier in St. John eventually appeared before Magistrate Teddy St. Louis at the Gouyave Magistrate’s court and was remanded to prison until October 16 for mention with the preliminary inquiry set to start on October 23.
Information reaching THE NEW TODAY is that Peters, unlawfully entered the home of the woman who resides in the Marigot, St. John’s community and used a machete to attack her while she was bathing around 8 o’ clock last week Tuesday morning.
Reflectively, the young lady raised her hands in the path of the incoming weapon while screaming at the top of her voice.
Her mother, who lives close by heard her screams and came to her rescue but Peters fled the scene.
The police had issued a wanted man bulletin for the suspect, who turned himself into the Gouyave police station some hours later.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Peters had confronted the woman with a machete last week Monday, regarding recent court action taken against him, which led to him being placed on a bond and ordered to have no contact with her.
The confrontation occurred while she visited her young daughter who currently resides with the mother of her estranged husband.
It is understood that lawmen were called in and issued a warning to Peters, who was later observed in the Marigot/Black Bay area issuing threats about what he would do to the woman.
The injured mother has since retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Jerry Edwin to seek her interest in the matter.
Speaking with THE NEW TODAY on Tuesday, Attorney Edwin condemned the actions of the accused, who faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted on the Attempted Capital Murder charge.