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Sep 17, 2018

Domestic Dispute Leads Wife to Stab Husband

Rhandy Quilter

A domestic dispute on Sunday night led to a near-fatal stabbing. Belize City resident twenty-nine-year-old Rhandy Quilter is at the K.H.M.H recuperating after he was stabbed by his common-law wife following a heated argument turned physical. Investigators say Quilter punched his spouse during the argument after which she armed herself with a knife and stabbed Quilter. Twenty-three-year-old Jasnique Brakeman has since been detained. News Five’s Hipolito Novelo reports. 


Hipolito Novelo, Reporting

Twenty-nine-year-old Rhandy Quilter is lucky to be alive tonight. The stevedore of Faber’s Road is recuperating after he was stabbed by his common-law- wife on Sunday night.


Alejandro Cowo

ASP Alejandro Cowo, O.C., C.I.B., Belize City

“Sometime after nine p.m. which happened number six Faber’s Road apartment number seven where Rhandy Quilter, twenty nine year old stevedore of that address, was engaged in a domestic dispute with his common law wife resulting in he receiving two stab wounds to the left side of his back.”


Quilter remains admitted in a stable condition at the KHMH. ASP Alejandro Cowo says the Quilter was stabbed after he and his common law wife were engaged in an argument at their apartment on Faber’s Road.


ASP Alejandro Cowo

“They were at the residence and apparently the argument ensue between both of them where he went and he punched the female to the face and as a result she just got hold of a knife that was inside in a cabinet and allegedly stabbed Quilter causing him to receive the two injuries to the left side of his back.”


Quilter underwent surgery this morning. His mother, Beverly Neal, says he is doing much better. The common law wife remains in custody however Neal says her son will not press any charges.


Beverly Neal

Beverly Neal, Mother of Rhandy Quilter

“He said that he and his girlfriend had a quarrel, a dispute because she went out and she ended up stabbing him.”


Hipolito Novelo

“Do you know whether or not they had arguments on a regular basis?”


Beverly Neal

“They always have augments with each other. I always sit down and advise them that they cannot do that because they have two children with each other and they are together for seven years. So I told them that they ether leave each other or work it out for the two children.”


Hipolito Novelo

“So he won’t be pressing any charges?”


Beverly Neal

“No. He will not be pressing any charges. He will never press charge on her and I advised him not to press charge on her because she is his children’s mother.”


Hipolito Novelo

“The injuries that he received, they are not life threatening?”


Beverly Neal

“Doctors gave him fifty-fifty last night and he took four hours in surgery and came out from the theater this morning when I saw him.”


Hipolito Novelo

“He is speaking now?”


Beverly Neal

“Yes he is talking. He says he has a lot of pain and every minute he goes to sleep back.”


Reporting for News Five I am Hipolito Novelo.

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