Saturday 19 September, 2020

Homeless man sent to jail for cutlass incident

A homeless man will have shelter at HMP Dodds for the next 12 months.

This was the sentence handed down to 49-year-old Norman Sylvester Dawson this week.

Dawson pleaded guilty to unlawfully wounding Randolph Alleyne on May 26 this year.

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Alleyne, who is also homeless, was asleep in the 'Old Gem Travel Building' when he felt extreme pain in his head.

He saw Dawson above him with a cutlass and saw blood gushing from his head.

Alleyne tried to defend his life and attempted in vain to disarm Dawson but the attacker continued the assault and hit Alleyne in the head four more times with the cutlass.

When Dawson came into custody for the offence, he told police: " I feel comfortable with what happened and if I had to do it again, I would do it all over again".

Magistrate Douglas Frederick handed down the sentence in the District "A" Magistrates' Court.


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