Pomeroon man pleads guilty to chopping pregnant woman

A lower Pomeroon River man appeared before Essequibo High Court Judge Jo Ann Barlow Wednesday and pleaded guilty to a felonious wounding charge over chopping a six months pregnant woman, severing several of her fingers in the process.

Initially indicted for the offence of attempted murder, Richard Mohammed, 31, pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of felonious wounding.

He admitted that on March 25, 2021, in the county of Essequibo, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded a 23-year-old woman.

Sentencing for the convict has been deferred to April 7. According to reports, on the day in question, the two got into an argument and Mohammed attacked the woman with a cutlass,  chopping her to her head and about her body. He then burnt the house down.

The matter was reported and following an investigation, Mohammed was arrested and charged with the present offence.