Man who wounded woman and children with cutlass sentenced

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A man who attacked a woman and two children with a cutlass in 2020, has been sentenced to 6 years and 8 months behind bars.

Justice Tunde Bakre handed down the sentence on Friday morning.

Late last year, Jared Robinson pleaded guilty to three counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one count of malicious damage in relation to an incident where he injured a then eight-year-old girl, her mother, and his then 14-year-old cousin.

The violent incident transpired on April 11 at the home of one of the accused’s family members in Swetes.

After hearing a noise, the adult victim, Tanisha Gregory, went to investigate and was shocked to find Robinson in the hallway, brandishing a shiny object, which he used to attack her. During the confrontation, she raised her right hand, and received a 7cm laceration, 1.5 cm deep.

The turmoil extended to the living room, where two children were watching television.

The eight-year-old suffered an open depressed skull fracture accompanied by a 9cm laceration, while the 14-year-old received a 4cm laceration to her hand.

Additionally, Robinson wielded the cutlass to damage the rear windshield of his cousin David Patrick’s car which was parked outside.

During the attack, Robinson claimed to be experiencing a psychotic episode due to smoking marijuana he believed was laced.

A psychiatric report diagnosed him with schizophrenia and substance use disorder, recommending medication as part of his treatment.

Robinson underwent treatment and after being deemed fit, he pleaded guilty to the charges.

He was sentenced to 6 years and 8 months imprisonment for each count of wounding and 6 months for malicious damage-made to run concurrently.

However, having been on remand since April 2020, more than three years will be deducted.

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