Security guard pleads guilty to stabbing daughters’ mother

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Dowayne Livingstone is scheduled to be sentenced at the end of the month for choking and stabbing his girlfriend of 11 years during a domestic dispute over a year ago.
The 33-year-old security guard was residing with his two daughters and their mother on January 26, 2016 at Armstrong Road when the incident occurred.
Yesterday, the 12-member jury was instructed to return a not guilty plea for the attempted murder charge and return a guilty verdict for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on 33-year-old Kedist Edwards.
Upon the instructions of his attorney, Sherfield Bowen, Livingstone admitted to the lesser offence.
Livingstone, of Jamaica, was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison and Justice Keith Thom ordered a probation inquiry report be conducted on the accused who worked as a security guard for many years.
The domestic violence incident occurred after Edwards reported they had had a disagreement and then went to bed, only to be awakened by Livingstone, who continued the argument and choked and stabbed her multiple times about the body.
Livingstone reportedly fled the scene while the mother of his children had to be rushed to Mount St John’s Medical Centre, where she was initially listed in critical condition because one of her vital organs was punctured by the weapon.
The young woman was released from hospital two weeks later.
The virtual complainant who was present in the High Court, yesterday, said she wanted to end the relationship, and that Livingstone was trying to convince her to stay, but she was determined to leave the defendant she has been with from her “school days”.

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