Women fight over man, one lands in jail
Twenty-year-old Leonora Browne, of 14B Tucville, was yesterday remanded to prison by Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson. It was alleged that the accused on March 27, at Young Street, unlawfully wounded Lashawna Morgan with the intent to cause her grievous bodily harm.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge and was represented by attorney at law Leslie Sobers.
According to the lawyer, his client is the mother of a two-year-old daughter. Sobers further explained that the incident unfortunately stemmed from a matter of the heart, adding that it has to do with the father of the defendant’s child.
He said that both parties were involved in a fight. He could not say where the knife appeared from or who brought it.
The lawyer said that it would be tragic to know that Morgan was the one who started the fight but ended up being the one who suffered the majority of the injuries.
Sobers said that Browne never harboured the intention to harm Morgan. He added that the fight took place in a car. He asked for reasonable bail since, according to him, his client posed no flight risk.
According to Morgan on the day in question, she went to Young Street to take part in the Wedding Expo, since she is a model.
She further explained that she was attempting to exit the car when the defendant attacked her from behind. “She asked me if I don’t mean to leave her man and just started to stab me.”
Morgan said that after she was stabbed the defendant ran back into a waiting car and someone gave her the license plates number for the vehicle. She said that she was taken to the hospital where she received treatment for a stab to the neck and leg. Morgan said that she was also stabbed in her chest and suffered a punctured lung.
Police Prosecutor Denise Griffith told the court that the fight didn’t happen in a car. The prosecutor said that Browne went into her bag and took out a knife and stabbed Morgan.
She added that Morgan received life-threatening injuries.
Griffith said that if the defendant is claiming it was a fight why wasn’t the matter reported to the police.
Bail was denied and the accused is expected to make her next court appearance on April 29.