Anthony Cornelius, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and assault with intent to rob in two separate incidents, has been sentenced to 28 months and 36 months in prison respectively.
The judgement was passed by Justice Iain Morley, who also ruled that the sentences will run concurrently; meaning that they will be served at the same time.
According to the evidence presented, on the night of September 15 2016, a 53-year-old
man was socializing with his friends and playing dominoes when Cornelius, who was 21
years old at the time, stabbed him multiple times and ran off.
Cornelius claimed the man had approached him in a hostile manner but his story was later contradicted by two eyewitnesses. Two years later, in October 2018, he pleaded guilty to that offence.
Also, two months before he admitted to wounding the man, Cornelius was charged with assault with intent to rob. The facts of the case were that the convict, then 23, was
masked and armed with an object concealed (later revealed to be a hammer) in a black cloth when he entered the Food Club on Rowan Henry Street in Villa, and demanded money.
He attempted to strike the storeowner who was behind the counter at the time, culminating in a struggle. The owner was able to disarm Cornelius and wrestled him to the ground, during which time his mask came off. With the help of an officer who lived nearby, they were able to subdue and identify the defendant.
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As long as PM Browne keeps allowing bad criminals from Jamaica and D.R. into Antigua, we will have these problems. The best solution to this is for Antigua to withdraw from CARICOM now.
You sound so stupid so a foreigners alone do crime dunce fool people like you make us antigua look bad a so you dunce go check prison n see how much a your own in dey
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