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June 24, 2014
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Despite telling the court that he stabbed a doctor in self-defence, after the medical practitioner offered him money for sex, George Phillips was sent to prison.

"Mi never do it fi fame, Your Honour, di doctor did a bring gay argument to me," the accused told the court.

Phillips, 27, has been charged with unlawful wounding.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey sentenced the accused to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday.

The accused was previously remanded for psychiatric evaluation and was deemed fit to plea to the serious offence.

Allegations are that the accused showed up at the complainant's place of work when an argument developed. It is alleged that the accused left and then returned to the complainant's office where he used a knife to stab the doctor in his neck.

Before Phillips was sentenced, he told RM Pusey that he had contracted a sexual transmitted disease and that was his purpose for being at the complainant's office.

"Your Honour, mi girlfriend give me a disease and some little rash come upon mi. So mi go to di doctor and him a offer mi any amount of money for sex. Mi did have to defend myself and give him di knife in his neck," Phillips said.

The court heard that the accused had showed up at the doctor's office pretending that he was there for a follow-up visit, however, the doctor told the police that he was seeing Phillips for the first time.

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