Octogenarian’s ability to face charges in question

| 21/02/2019
Cayman News Service

Cayman Islands courts, Grand Cayman

(CNS): The ability of an 84-year-old man who is accused of trying to kill his wife to answer the charges and stand trial is in question. William Glasgow is facing one count of attempted murder following an incident last summer at the couple’s home in Tropical Gardens, George Town, where prosecutors say he attacked his 73-year-old spouse with a machete. The court heard Wednesday that Glasgow has undergone a number of psychiatric reviews and a hearing has now been set to assess whether or not he is capable of answering the charge, given the state of his mental health.

Glasgow’s case has now been adjourned until April, when a judge will hear from all of the psychiatrists that have evaluated him. It will then be up to the court to rule on whether or not the crown can continue to press the charges against him for the serious assault on his wife, and if not, what the next step should be.

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