Fairhall woman charged in acid burning case
August 9, 2013

Fairhall woman charged in acid burning case

As Rhonda Ashton exited the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday, she said, “Alyuh think I ‘fraid that?”, as reporters took her photograph.{{more}}

Ashton, a resident of Fairhall, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm to Walwyn Allen, a steel bender, also of the same address.

It is alleged that on July 27, at about midnight, while he was asleep at home, he was doused with a mixture of acid, pepper and hot water.

Prosecutor at the court Inspector Adolphus Delpesche objected to Ashton’s bail on the grounds that Allen is still a patient at the male surgical ward of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

He said the victim is still being closely monitored by doctors and has to undergo a procedure on his left eye. The victim was without vision in the left eye as a result of the alleged incident.

Chief Magistrate Sonya Young remanded Ashton in custody until August 14, at which time a report will be submitted on the victim’s condition. (KW)