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Victim appeals to magistrate

COURT TODAY BLOCKWhen Wendell Nathaniel Goddard returned to the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today, Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale was still not ready to grant him bail.

Goddard has been charged with intent to maim, disfigure or disable a woman last December 10, or to do her some serious bodily harm.

Seale based his decision on the newness of the charge, the volatility of the situation and the complainant’s state. He also urged the prosecutor to hasten the file since he did not want to disadvantage the accused man or remand him “forever”.

When Seale called forward the complainant, she walked slowly to the witness stand. When asked how she felt physically, the woman explained to the magistrate that she is still getting pains “in and out” which intensify when she was in areas with air-conditioning.

The woman then raised her hands, revealing long scars on both arms and around her wrists. Her fingers appeared stiff and slightly twisted, while the little one on her left hand was missing. She also had a cut in her head.

“These two hands have done a lot and still have a lot more to do,” she said, explaining that she has difficulty using them.

The woman asked the magistrate not to grant Goddard bail.

“For what purpose Sir? To finish me off? No Sir, no way,” she said.

She went on to angrily tell the court that she has two children whom she provides for on her own, and both her parents depend on her. She was forced to look in another direction just seeing him in the courtroom, the complainant added.

Seale then remanded Goddard again until April 30. But as he was leaving the courtroom and reached where the woman was, he uttered “I still love you” as prison officers hustled him back to the cells.

4 Responses to Victim appeals to magistrate

  1. Akela Goddard
    Akela Goddard April 3, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Her injuries were really bad,men need to stop being obsessive because it is unhealthy ,the fact that he still telling she that he loves her after what he did says alot,I hope justice is done in this case,I will pray for her

  2. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin April 3, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Yes, I bet you still love her. You love her enough that you would do your best to kill her. I hope they lose you in prison.

  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 3, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Get him locked away for good, If he is free she will need to move to another island for her own safety

  4. Kimberley Patrick April 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    This is the man who attacked his girlfriend in Haggat Hall early one morning. He want locking up. If he gets out, he probably will finish her off!!


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