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November 15, 2012
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A 19-year-old woman accused of stabbing a pregnant woman 14 times causing her to lose the child was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment on Monday when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Kayisha Douglas of a Corporate Area address was charged with wounding with intent. Douglas entered a guilty plea and offered the court an explanation.

The court heard that Douglas attacked the then three-month pregnant complainant and stabbed her 14 times over her body reportedly with a pair of scissors.

The medical report was still outstanding.

Douglas said, "Your Honour, I was curious to know that is 14 stabs she get when I heard. The argument started from her (the complainant) and my cousin. So I hear bout it and when mi go fi talk to her, she never want talk so a so come mi stab her up."

Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked the accused, "So, because she and your cousin in a argument, you stab her 14 times?"

This was when the complainant interjected and said, "Your Honour, I was three months pregnant and lost the baby because of the attack."

RM Pusey told Douglas that it was because of her age why she will serve only 18 months of the sentence.

Douglas was removed from the courtroom by police, but not before a fingerprint order was made for her to give the police her prints.

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