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St Thomas man pleads guilty to attempted murder

Published:Tuesday | April 8, 2014 | 8:25 AM

Deon Green, Gleaner Writer

Dorrell Gordon of Airy Castle in St Thomas has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his wife.

Gordon made the guilty plea when he appeared in the St Thomas Circuit Court yesterday.

He is booked to return to court for sentencing on May 9, 2014.

The court heard that Gordon viciously chopped his wife several times severing her right arm, after they had a domestic dispute.

Following the incident Gordon was arrested and charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and assault.

The assault charge was dropped when he appeared before the court but he pleaded guilty to attempted murder and the illegal possession of a firearm charge.

The police say Gordon had gone to his matrimonial home on July 19, 2011 although a restraining order was placed on him.

It is reported that he attacked his wife when she returned home.

She was reportedly rescued by neighbours who rushed her to hospital.

The court was told that Gordon had made treats on his wife's life after she had the restraining order placed on him.


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