St James, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Man Stabs Woman Leaving Her Paralyzed: A St. James man who is alleged to have stabbed a woman in her back causing her to be paralyzed from the waist down was remanded to police custody when he appeared before the St. James Parish Court on Monday, July 17.
The defendant, Jamar Heath is facing a charge of wounding with intent.
Allegations are that sometime in June 2017, the complainant and the accused man were engaged in an altercation during which Heath used a knife to stab the woman in her back causing paralysis from the waist down.
During Monday’s sitting, the clerk-of-court indicated to presiding Judge Natalie Hart-Hines that the complainant was released from hospital last week and referred to rehabilitation but there was no space.
Heath’s lawyer Keresa McKenzie then indicated her intent to make a bail application on Heath’s behalf but the judge said she could not entertain the application until she gets an update on the complainant’s status.
It was also disclosed in court that the investigating officer was going on leave soon and the judge impressed upon him to provide the court with information as to whether or not the complainant has started treatment.
The matter was set for mention on July 31 and Heath was remanded.