Linden man who threatened to “cut” baby out of wife jailed

first_imgA Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) man, who threatened to “cut” the unborn baby out of his wife’s body, was on Tuesday jailed.Julian Persaud of Lot 22 Lower Kara Kara, Mackenzie, Linden, was jailed for three months by Magistrate Wanda Fortune. The 38-year-old man was found guilty of the offences of assault and threatening behaviour when he appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court. In handing down the sentence, the presiding Magistrate said it was established beyond a reasonable doubt by the prosecution that Persaud committed the offences.The court heard that on February 3, 2019, at Lower Kara Kara, Mackenzie, he made use of threatening behaviour towards his wife, Malini Persaud. The court also heard that on the day in question, he unlawfully assaulted the woman. The defendant was represented by Attorney Rene McDonald. In plea of mitigation, McDonald noted that the defendant, who is the sole breadwinner of the home, was remorseful, willing to seek counselling and is a first-time offender. Persaud apologised to the court, adding that such an incident will not happen again.Police Prosecutor Venetta Pindar urged the court to take into consideration the prevalence of domestic violence and the need for a strong message to be sent to offenders.However, the Magistrate noted that she took into consideration the grievous and serious nature of the threat, which involved a knife and the threat of cutting an unborn child out of its mother’s womb.last_img read more