Woman who burned husband with acid appeals sentence

A woman who threw acid on her husband during a row over his infidelity hopes that the appellate court will cut the sentence that she received in a plea agreement.

Robinette Thompson, 65, entered a guilty plea on September 10, 2018 to causing dangerous harm to William Curtis Thompson and was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment.

However, Thompson believes that the punishment was too harsh.

She initially faced an attempted murder charge in relation to the June 2017 attack on her husband of 42 years at their home on St. Alban’s Drive.

Mr. Thompson died in hospital in September 2017.

Ill health prevented his widow from appearing before the three-judge panel of justices of appeal Stella Crane-Scott, Sir Michael Barnett and Brian Moree.

Crane-Scott informed prosecutor Anishka Pennerman that the prison said that the appellant was medically unfit to attend court.

The hearing has been adjourned to November 12.

At the time of her plea Christina Galanos represented Thompson; however, no lawyer appeared on her behalf yesterday.

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Artesia Davis

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

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