ST. EUSTATIUS – During a meeting between the Public Prosecutor and suspect C.W. (43) on January 15th, 2019, C.W. was offered a conditional dismissal for the illtreatment of a family member A.V.B.

C.W. attacked A.V.B. with a machete. Fortunately the injuries were minor. C.W. was ordered to carryout 40 hours of community service. The Public Prosecutor’s Office BES opted for a conditional dismissal, because C.W. is a first offender and the injury was minor. C.W. has in the meantime accepted and signed off on the conditional sentence.

In retaliation A.V.B. had cause destruction to the car of C.W. and thus was prosecuted for this offense and also for the mistreatment of a female on July 28th, 2018. A.V.B. had attacked the female by hitting her in the face and grabbing her by her throat.

Four weeks’ imprisonment was demanded against A.V.B., of which 2 weeks were suspended. A.V.B. was also sentenced to 3 years’ probation and 40 hours community service as a special condition.

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