Piarco man jailed for pouring hot water on woman

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    A Piarco man has been sentenced to 36 months in jail over an incident in which a woman was doused in hot water.

    43-year-old Ossie James of Oropune Gardens pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael on Monday.

    The court heard that the accused came home intoxicated around 5:30am on Saturday 18th July 2020 and an argument ensued with the victim.

    45 minutes later, the woman had hot water poured on her prompting her to run to a neighbour’s home.

    She was taken to hospital for second-degree burns, a report was made and the suspect was eventually arrested and charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.