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March 6, 2014
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Woman accused of unlawful wounding faces court

A woman accused of using a broken rum bottle to cut another woman in her face was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court recently.

Charged with unlawful wounding, is Collette Edwards who pleaded not guilty, claiming self-defence.

The Crown alleged that Edwards and the complainant had an altercation over funds she reportedly gave to her child, which went missing thereafter. It is reported that things turned physical when a brawl ensued and a rum bottle was broken then used to cut the woman over her left eye, causing her to receive four stitches.

"She shub me down and fling big stone after me, and mi did haffi defend miself," said Edwards.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ordered the accused to return to court on April 14 for a mention hearing, pending an outstanding medical report.

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