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Woman in court for allegedly making death threat

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Evon Witter, a Jamaican woman living in Purcell Estate on Tortola, has been brought before the Magistrate’s Court for allegedly making death threats.

She was granted $40,000 bail during her appearance before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards this month.

Allegations read by the prosecution are that, on September 2 last year, the female complainant was in Road Town when the accused accosted her.

Witter allegedly told the complainant to ‘stop calling up her name’.

It is further alleged that, when the complainant asked Witter to clarify what she was talking about, Witter shoved her.

“Kill me want to kill you,” Witter allegedly told the complainant.

The prosecution also alleged that Witter grabbed the complainant, and a scuffle ensued.

The accused allegedly pulled a knife with a red handle, but the weapon fell during the scuffle.

The court was further told that the complainant managed to escape when other persons intervened.

She subsequently reported the matter to the police who then took Witter into custody.

During an interview with the police, the accused woman reportedly denied having a knife. She reportedly told law enforcers that the object was a pen.

The prosecution told the court that further complaints are likely to be made against the accused, who is scheduled to return to court on May 19. At that time, she is expected to plead to the charges.

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