Cook to be slapped with murder charge

first_imgIt was an intense scene as a cook who is before the courts for the attempted murder of her child’s father is expected to be slapped with additional charges, after the man succumbed to his injuries.It was alleged that on July 2 the woman, Alexis Turpin, 25, of Campbell Street, Lodge, Georgetown, had unlawfully and maliciously wounded the father of her child, Sherwin Johnson, with intent to commit murder.Turpin appeared once again at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday, to answer to the charge of attempted murder. However, the prosecution contended that since Johnson succumbed whilst receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH), new charges of a more serious nature will be laid against the mother.The prosecution had previously tendered evidence contending that on the day in question, the defendant went to the home of the now dead man and stabbed him with a claw bar.Turpin was remanded and will hear the modified charges when she makes her next court appearance on August 26.As the accused made her way out of court, the escorting officer had to swiftly place her in the prisoner’s holding cell as family of the deceased were charging at the defendant.last_img

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