Convicted of attempted Murder Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

On Monday, December 9th, 35-year-old Lawrence Cholom was convicted of attempted murder in the Dangriga Supreme court.

Cholom had appeared before Justice Denis S. Hanomansingh in the Southern Session of the Supreme Court in Dangriga in a trial by judge. After hearing the evidence against Cholom in late November, Justice Hanomansing ruled that he was guilty of the attempted murder of 26-year-old Moses Williams, who was stabbed once on August 29, 2010 in Big Falls Village, Punta Gorda.

At around 2:30p.m. on that day whilst at the junction of Rice Hill Road in Big Falls Village, Cholom who was armed with a machete chopped Moses Williams once in the abdominal area. Williams later had to undergo surgery at the KHMH for his injury.

In court, Prosecutor in the case, Cecil Ramirez, called several witnesses to testify against Cholom, including the victim who identified Cholom as the man who attacked and chopped him once.

Cholom who was unrepresented gave an unsworn statement from the dock where he told the court that he and Williams had a struggle after which he saw Williams bleeding. He never admitted to causing Williams' injuries but his statement was not convincing enough for Justice Denis S. Hanomansingh hence he was found guilty.

Justice Hanomansingh has deferred sentencing of Cholom for Tuesday, December 17, 2013.