WOMAN STABBED FOR REPORTING YOUTH TO HIS MOM
AKingston man now faces the perils of prison after he allegedly stabbed a woman who reported him to his mother. Matthew Smith, 18, was slapped with a charge of wounding with intent after he allegedly stabbed a woman seven times because she told his mother that he purposely bumped into her.
When he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday, his lawyer, StacyAnn Knight, told the court that Smith suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and is in need of an evaluation.
Judge Chester Crooks advised that the defendant be transferred to the Tower Street psychiatric wing to determine whether he is fit to enter a plea.
Allegations are that on August 24, about 4:40 p.m., the complainant was walking towards her house when she saw the accused. It was reported that the accused then purposely bumped into her. She addressed Smith’s mother about what happened, however, he denied it.
KICKED SEVERAL TIMES
It was reported that Smith confronted the complainant about the matter and an argument developed between the two. A knife was drawn by Smith and the complainant ran. He reportedly chased her and stabbed her seven times in her upper body, and she fell on her hands and knees. Smith reportedly then kicked her several times in her face, causing the complainant to fall on her back.
Crooks also asked that the complainant get counselling as it was clear she was distraught by the incident that took place.