Two more husbands remanded in domestic violence cases

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ANOTHER husband was remanded to prison yesterday in one more domestic violence case before Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson.
The prisoner on remand, Hubert Solomon, 37, of Lot 59 Freeman Street, East La Penitence, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to threatening behaviour.
It was alleged that, on March 29, he made use of threats to Anansa Payne, his reputed wife.

Solomon told the Court that the virtual complainant left his two-year-old daughter with her nine-year-old son at their home and went out with friends and, when he called her cellular phone to enquire of her whereabouts, she was rude to him.
Payne said she had gone to the seawall with a friend and, on answering Solomon’s call, he warned her to make sure she has a bodyguard with her when she returned home.
She said, on her arrival there, Solomon was waiting at the gate and she had to seek help from his nearby relatives but, when she finally got there, he advanced towards her with a knife.
Police Inspector Stephen Telford, prosecuting, said the defendant was upset when he spoke to Payne on the phone and she became so afraid that she chose not to go home.
The Prosecutor said more and more women are suffering at the hands of men and that type of behaviour should not be condoned in society.
The magistrate, at the request of the Prosecution, ordered a probation report on the case and postponed it to April 9.
Solomon was one of two husbands who suffered similar fates in the same Court.
The other, Quacy Williams, charged with maliciously wounding his wife, Trudy Williams, will remain in prison until April 16.
The 39-year-old accused, of Lot 187 West Ruimveldt, also in the city, is charged indictably, with having, on March 26, unlawfully and maliciously wounded the virtual complainant with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause her grievous bodily harm.
Telford also opposed bail for him, stating it was not the first time Williams injured his wife.
He had appeared in Court last September and was bonded to keep the peace for two years but has now breached that bond, the Prosecutor said.
Williams claimed his wife left their home early that day and did not return until about midnight, after he failed to make contact with her, several times, on her cellular phone.
The Prosecutor said, when the victim arrived home, Williams accosted her, telling her that, from the way she was dressed, he presumed she went to a party and, during the argument that arose, the husband picked up a rolling pin and dealt her several blows to her head, fracturing her skull.