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Woman who threw acid on husband during row dies

A woman who threw acid on her husband during a row over his infidelity died before an appeal court could hear a challenge to her sentence.

Robinette Thompson, 65, died at Princess Margaret Hospital on Tuesday, the same date she was to appear before the Court of Appeal, The Nassau Guardian has confirmed.

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

Mr. Thompson died in hospital in September 2017.

She pleaded guilty on September 10, 2018 to causing dangerous harm to Mr. Thompson and was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment.

Ill health prevented Mrs. Thompson from appearing before the three-judge panel of justices of appeal Stella Crane-Scott, Sir Michael Barnett and Brian Moree on October 17.

Her poor health also prevented her from appearing on November 12 and the matter was adjourned to November 28.

Anishka Pennerman appeared for the Crown and Christina Galanos appeared for Thompson.

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Artesia Davis

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

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