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Woman accused of stabbing sister denied bail

A woman accused of stabbing her sister was on Friday remanded to prison.

Prosecutors say that Sylvia Perigord, 31, attacked Kaisprintina Munnings at their home on Commonwealth Boulevard on September 18.

Shortly after having a heated row, Perigord allegedly threatened to kill her sister and charged at her while armed with a knife.

Munnings ducked and was cut on the right arm before other relatives parted them, Prosecutor Samantha Miah told the court.

Stabbing victim Munnings appeared in court with her lawyer, Ian Cargill, who held a watching brief at the arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.

Although the magistrate can’t grant bail for the offense of assault with a dangerous instrument, police released Perigord on bail to appear in court.

She initially denied the charge and appeared stunned when the magistrate told her she would be remanded into custody.

Perigord said she was a single parent of three and wanted to be there when they started virtual school.

Ferguson-Pratt replied, “If I give you bail, I won’t have a job. I don’t have jurisdiction to consider it. Bail for this offense is in the Supreme Court; only the Supreme Court can consider your bail.”

That’s when Perigord changed her plea to guilty.

While admitting to charging at her sister with the intention of fighting her, Perigord denied that she was armed with a knife.

Ferguson-Pratt said she could not accept the guilty plea as Perigord did not “agree to the material particulars” of the case.

Perigord said that she agreed, but the magistrate said she didn’t want to coerce a guilty plea.

The matter has been adjourned until today.

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Artesia Davis

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

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