A YOUNG man who pleaded guilty to stabbing his wife with a scissors last year at GPPOL 2, East Guadalcanal,has been sentenced to one and a half year in jail, Wednesday.
Junior Taro, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful wounding and was sentenced by Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi.
Following an argument with his wife on 22 August 2014, Taro took hold of a scissors and stabbed his wife on her abdomen, wrists and neck.
She lost consciousness and was rushed to the GPPOL clinic for medical treatment but later referred to the National Referral Hospital.
The court heard that according to the medical report, the wife sustained internal injuries from the stab wounds on her abdomen and neck.
During the sentencing, Ms Taeburi said the sentence imposed is for the accused to learn a lesson that what he did was wrong.
She said husbands should look after their women and not to punch them as their punching bag.
Ms Taeburi considered the mitigation factors, which include Taro being a first offender, his early guilty plea, he cooperated with police and had paid a compensation of $1,000 to his wife.
She also takes into consideration the aggravating feature that the victim sustained three stab wounds as well as internal injuries.
Jenny Namo of Public Solicitor’s Office represented the young husband while Alice Foanaota of Police Prosecution appeared for the state.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN