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Warrant issued for attempted murder accused…

Mark WellingtonDeputy Chief Magistrate, Mark Wellington, on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of Harrypersad Singh, the man charged with attempting to murder his wife, Andrea Badree, by setting her on fire.

Singh failed to show up in court yesterday, when the matter was expected to begin in the San Fernando First Magistrates’ Court. At 10.34 a.m. he was still not in court.

It was then that Deputy Chief Magistrate Wellington took out the warrant with the order that Singh, of San Fernando, not be granted bail when arrested.

Subhas PandayHowever, around midday, 32 year old Singh showed up, and his Attorney Subhas Panday told the court that Singh was waiting at the office of another lawyer when the matter was called.

Panday said “You have a foolish man before you… It was an act of foolishness on his part”

However Magistrate Wellington reminded them that the charge was attempted murder. He said he was unwilling to recalling at this stage, and the warrant would have to be executed on Singh.

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Harrypersad Singh.
Accused of attempted murder of Andrea Badree.

Last month, six witnesses were ready to give evidence in the case against Singh but the matter was adjourned by another magistrate to yesterday’s (Thursday’s) date.

Singh’s 28 year old wife was burnt on the face, neck, chest and hands after she was doused with a flammable liquid and set alight.

Her two children witnessed the incident, which happened following an altercation at her home in March 2012.

 

 

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