From the Courts
May 25, 2007
Layou man gets three and half years for wounding

Andrew Badnock, 27, labourer of Layou, is now three days into his three-and-a-half year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a wounding charge on Tuesday at the Serious Offences Court.{{more}}

Badnock was charged for wounding James Hazelwood 37, of Layou on March 28, 2007.

Information coming from the court states that Hazelwood was going fishing that morning in the area of Velox road, when Badenock came from behind riding a bicycle. Badnock pulled a cutlass from behind his back and inflicted a chop wound to Hazelwood’s hand.

Hazelwood was taken to the hospital where he had to undergo surgery.

Badnock told the court that Hazelwood attacked him with a knife and he pulled the cutlass from a man who was selling coconuts nearby.