GEORGETOWN –– While in most cases men are accused of domestic abuse which sometimes ends with injuries and even death, a Sheet Anchor father of four is hospitalized after his reputed wife of 15 years stabbed him in his neck almost ending his life. The two had earlier exchanged heated words after he accused her of infidelity.
Almost two weeks later the fisherman Daniel Persaud, 45, from his bed in the High Dependency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital, unsure of what his ultimate medical outcome will be, said he had not seen nor heard from his attacker nor his children and he was worried.
He had emergency surgery which included his chest plate being opened and stapled and he is not sure of his chances of survival but is praying that health-wise he recovers. Persaud was stabbed unexpectedly by the woman with whom he shared four children and a home after he questioned her about reports of infidelity while he was at sea.
The woman had allegedly taken another man into their home and bed.
“Me want me children to come see me. Me forgive she but me nah want she no more cause she is a killer,” the man said as his eyes began to well up.
Recalling the dreadful day he said: “Me hear she been carrying a man in me house while me deh working and so me and she quarrel about it. Then me decide fuh buy some ice cream for me children and a bottle of rum and was downstairs.”
He said two Thursdays ago he also quarrelled with her because one of their children was hungry and the woman had allegedly not given the five-year-old anything to eat. After the heated exchange, he was talking with a neighbour at their adjoining fence when the woman sneaked up on him and inflicted the injury.
“All me hear she shout yah know how long me been ah wait for you and she push the knife in me left side neck and run away.”
He said that he started to faint and his neighbour ran to his aid. He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.
“Me don’t want she no more; she don’t love me or she woulda never try fuh kill me after me give she everything she ever ask for.
“Me forgive she and me nah go make police story but me want see me children. If she nah bring dem for me see dem me will take she to court for attempted murder.”