Doc­tors at­tempt­ing to save Swan chop­ping vic­tim’s fin­gers

Stabroek News - - REGIONAL NEWS -

Doc­tors are at­tempt­ing to save three of Meli­cia An­drews’ fin­gers, which were al­most sev­ered from her right hand af­ter she was bru­tally chopped last week at Swan Vil­lage, Soes­dyke-Lin­den High­way.

Janet Domingo, the in­jured woman’s mother, yesterday told Stabroek News that An­drews suf­fered the ma­jor­ity of her in­juries to her right hand, which she used to block the chops that were in­flicted on her by her now dead partner, Ian English.

She has since un­der­gone a se­ries of surg­eries on her hand, with the lat­est be­ing done on Tues­day. She is now a pa­tient in the Fe­male Sur­gi­cal Ward of the Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Hos­pi­tal.

The at­tack on An­drews, 31, by English, re­sulted in her sus­tain­ing chops to her neck, hands, feet and head.

An­drews is also un­able to fully move at this point.

How­ever, Domingo said doc­tors have in­formed the fam­ily that her spinal cord is not dam­aged and she will be able to walk again. “She does move her hands and feet lil bit but she can’t move like to walk or get up and so as yet,” Domingo ex­plained.

English, 38, a labourer with whom An­drews re­port­edly shared an abu­sive re­la­tion­ship for sev­eral years, hanged him­self af­ter the at­tack.

Res­i­dents of the area had re­lated that English lived with his wife in Kuru Kuru but would stay at An­drews’ home from time to time. He was the fa­ther of one of An­drews’ seven chil­dren.

The po­lice said their pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tions re­vealed that the at­tack un­folded at the Lot 22 Swan Vil­lage, Soes­dykeLin­den High­way home of Domingo, who had ear­lier been coun­selling English.

Meli­cia An­drews

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