Prosecutor files for appeal in Saba manslaughter case


SABA–The Court of First Instance in Saba last week heard the criminal case against G.C.G., who stood trial for stabbing a man in August 2017.

The Prosecutor found it proven that she was guilty of stabbing the man, which was considered a case of attempted manslaughter.

The Judge, however, acquitted the woman of the attempted manslaughter charge, but sentenced her to a one-year suspended prison sentence and 240 hours of community service.


The Prosecutor’s Office of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba has decided to appeal this verdict, it said Wednesday as it believes there was an attempt of manslaughter as the victim was severely cut in the neck. Therefore, the Prosecution is of the opinion that the imposed punishment does not justify the seriousness of the offense committed, the Prosecutor’s Office said.

G.C.G. was acquitted of attempted manslaughter but convicted of the lesser charge of causing severe bodily injury to the victim.

Source: The Daily Herald