A policewoman who is two months pregnant was yesterday arraigned before a City Magistrate for allegedly dousing her lover with a corrosive substance.
Thirty-year-old Cassandra Boucher, of 5 School Street, Albouystown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on November 7, last at Camp and North Road Georgetown, she unlawfully and maliciously wounded Anthony Paul with intent to maim, disfigure or cause him grievous bodily harm.
The woman’s lawyer, Adrian Thompson, in a bail application told the court that his client has been a serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for the past seven years and is attached to the Brickdam Police Station.
The lawyer added that his client made several reports of abuse against her lover and the matters were never dealt with.
The lawyer further argued that on the day in question, his client was defending herself from the abuse and there is a medical certificate to show that she received injuries.
However, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne made serious objections to bail being granted to Boucher on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the fact that the victim is still hospitalized at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
The Prosecutor added that Boucher and Paul shared a relationship which subsequently ended after Paul found out that she was pregnant for someone else.
The court heard on the day in question around 10:20 hrs Boucher called the victim and requested to be taken to the hospital since she was not feeling well.
Paul then went to the defendant’s home and she went into the backseat of his vehicle. He proceeded to take her to the hospital.
However, while in the vicinity of Camp and North Road Georgetown, Boucher went into her purse and took out a small glass bottle and threw a liquid on Paul’s left side face and body.
Paul immediately drove to GPHC where he was examined by a doctor and admitted for his injuries.
The matter was then reported and Boucher was arrested. She admitted to the offence, hence the charge.
The Magistrate after listening to both sides released Boucher on $300,000 bail. Condition of the bail is that she must lodge her passport with the clerk of court. She was also instructed to report to the Brickdam Police Station every Monday until the completion and determination of the trial.
The mother of three is expected to make her next court appearance on November 23.
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