Updated: May 27
Warren Dennis, who had brutally chopped a Policewoman back in 2017, was sentenced to eight years behind bars today.
Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall handed down the sentence in the Demerara High Court.
Dennis, a former canecutter, had admitted that on April 23, 2017, at Beterverwagting (BV), East Coast Demerara (ECD), he wounded the woman with intent to commit murder.
According to reports, on the day in question, at about 19:15 hours, the victim was attacked by Dennis, who was armed with a cutlass.
He chased her into a nearby trench and dealt her several chops about her body, severing her left hand from the wrist.
When given a chance to address the court, Dennis said, “I kindly ask the court for mercy and forgiveness. I know I hurt someone; I am asking her to forgive me. Whatever I can contribute to her life, I will do it. I am very sorry.”
On the other hand, the victim stated that the horrific attack had impacted her ability to care for herself and her children.
In her sentencing remarks, Justice Morris-Ramlall highlighted the severe nature and the prevalence of the offence in society. She said that the incident had left the woman physically and psychologically scarred.
As such, he was sentenced to eight years in prison, and the time he spent on pre-trial must be deducted. He will serve three years.
Justice Morris-Ramlall also ordered that the convict undergoes counselling tailored for persons convicted of violent offences until he completes serving his sentence.
State Counsel Cicelia Corbin appeared for the prosecution while Attorney-at-Law Madan Kissoon represented Dennis.