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Man faints as judge hands down sentence

Published:Thursday | April 26, 2012 | 3:53 PM

Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

A St Catherine man today fainted in court after he was sentenced to 15 years in prison for wounding with intent.

Jason Greg Anderson of Ensom City Spanish Town, St Catherine had earlier been convicted of the charge in the St Catherine Circuit Court.

Before handing down sentence, Justice David Fraser told Anderson that the offence carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

Justice Fraser then told him that he would spend 15 years in prison at hard labour when Anderson collapsed.

Anderson was revived and then transported to jail.

The Crown led evidence that in November 2008 Anderson threatened to kill a woman with whom he had a relationship.

The woman made a report to the Spanish Town police but when the cops went to the house to warn Anderson he could not be found.

It was later discovered that Anderson had been hiding in the ceiling.

After the police left Anderson attacked the complainant and repeatedly stabbed her resulting in serious injuries.

She was hospitalised for several days.

Anderson was represented by attorney-at-law Michael Deans.