Dec 21, 2008 News
By Brian Sam &
A domestic quarrel left three persons in Lethem with injuries about their bodies, after Peter Grannum apparently went berserk on Friday and chopped his reputed wife, Jenella ‘Pinky’ Williams, her six-year-old daughter, Ashanti Boscou, and Williams’s sister, Nedia Martin.
According to Williams, on Thursday Grannum had openly threatened to beat and injure her, so she went to the police in Lethem and filed a report.
The next day, Grannun reportedly made his way to Williams’s home and beat her.
She sustained two stitches to her face, after Grannun reportedly punched her in the face. She said that he also kicked her repeatedly, and when she attempted to call the police, they told her that they could not come because they did not have any transportation.
Later that night, at approximately 19:30 hours, Grannum reportedly made his way to Williams’s mother’s home in Tabatinga, Central Lethem, and called on Williams to come outside and see him. As she came outside, the two reportedly had a heated argument, during which the assailant chopped Williams on her right leg with a prospecting knife. The cut was so deep that it required 29 sutures.
At this point, Williams’ s young daughter, Ashanti, attempted to intervene on her mother’s behalf and yelled at her mother’s assailant. In her attempts to distract her mother’s attacker, the young girl was also chopped on her leg.
By this time, the child’s mother reportedly ran towards her neighbour’s home and was quickly taken inside. Reports have also said that the neighbours tried to summon the police but were told that, due to the fact that the police did not have a vehicle, they could not come to the scene of the crime.
Williams’s sister, Martin, who was also at Williams’s mother’s residence, picked up the telephone to call the police, and Grannun made his way towards the front of the house and asked her, “Is who yuh think yuh goin and call?”
In her fear, she dropped the phone and bolted inside of the house.
The man reportedly cornered Martin near the bathroom of the house and pointed the prospector’s knife at the cowering girl’s neck. At this point, she began to beg for her life, reminding the armed man that his problems were with her sister, not with her.
She continued to beg and began to slowly back away from Grannum, who eventually slashed her on her right hand.
One of her young sons, who was also at home, ran up to the man and stabbed him with a table fork. Martin took this opportunity to escape and her children reportedly locked themselves in a room of the house.
Grannum then went to the home of Williams’s brother and started a fight in the yard. Williams’s uncle emerged from the house, along with one of Williams’s cousins and they beat Grannun with pieces of wood until he released his hold on his weapon.
Grannum then ran away. He was, however, arrested yesterday after the police found him hiding in a house at Tabatinga.
Meanwhile, the police reportedly could find no record of the report, which Williams apparently made the day before.
Williams, Boscou and Martin have all been discharged from the hospital, but reports have said that Boscou is still quite traumatized from the ordeal.
Grannum and Williams had previously shared a relationship, but their relationship came to an end some years before. He (Grannun) was jailed for three years for escaping from lawful custody, but was released earlier this year.
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