THE judgement for the man who allegedly attacked his mistress’s husband with a bush knife at Vonavona, Western Province last November will be delivered on Friday.
Happy Christmas had stood trial for one count of grievous harm via zoom in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court.
His judgement was supposed to be delivered last Friday.
However, it was further adjourned to this Friday because Chief Magistrate Emma Garo was sick last week.
The facts of this case revealed that Christmas had an affair with the Complainant’s wife since 2021.
It was alleged that between 1 November 2022 and 22 November 2022, Christmas eloped with the Complainant’s wife to Vavasara Island in Vonavona Lagoon for about two weeks.
On 22 November 2022, the Complainant went to the Island to look for his wife.
He was armed with a bush knife and a chain.
Christmas upon seeing the Complainant had told the Complainant’s wife to run and hide in the nearby bushes while he waited for the Complainant.
When the Complainant approaches Christmas, he told him to go back and threw a stone at him but it missed him.
Christmas was at that time also armed with a knife.
They then both ran at each other and swung their knives at each other.
During the shuffle, Christmas’s knife landed on the Complainant’s right shoulder and right wrist.
The Complainant also sustained injuries to his lower abdomen and lips.
Christmas then escaped when he saw the Complainant covered in blood and was helpless.
The Complainant’s wife heard someone crying in agony came out from where she was hiding and saw the Complainant.
She then assisted her Husband to the Clinic.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN
Solomon Star, Honiara