Boat captain  gets 18 months for stabbing

An American boat captain was on Wednesday jailed for 18 months for stabbing his former boss’ son.

Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans handed down the sentence after she convicted Peter Albee of causing grievous bodily harm to Jak Hannaby-Cummins.

Albee, 62, was smug when he admitted to the July 6, 2017 vicious knife attack on Hannaby-Cummins in his testimony. He coldly added he could have killed him if he wanted.

Vogt-Evans rejected arguments from defense lawyer Murrio Ducille that Albee acted in self-defense.

Albee had been hired to repair a boat that belonged to Hannaby-Cummins’ parents, but was later fired and ordered to vacate their guest house in Port New Providence.

Hannaby-Cummins said that he climbed up on the balcony of the guest house and entered an unlocked door after Albee refused to open the front door to the cottage as requested by himself and his father.

As he was removing furniture from the front of the door, Hannaby-Cummins said Albee grabbed him from behind.

He recalled, “I pushed him away and he stabbed me in the side.”

Hannaby-Cummins said his legs gave way immediately — but he had to jump from the balcony because Albee refused to open the front door.

Hannaby-Cummins’ father, Paul, testified that Albee brandished a knife at him and warned, “you’re next” when he tried to help his son.

Ducille said he plans to appeal the verdict.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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