Woman still critical after arm severed

A mother whose hand was severed by her son in a brutal cutlass attack remains warded in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital.

Doctors have managed to stem the bleeding in her brain and have reattached her limb but cannot say if she will ever regain full control of her hand. A source at the hospital said she is making slow progress and it may be weeks before she is able to give a statement to the police.

“She is not out of the woods as yet. She is progressing very slowly and she is not yet out of danger,” a medical source said.

Since the incident, the woman’s husband has been at her side.

The son, who was found with blood on his clothes hours after the attack, remains in police custody. Investigators said once statements are taken and investigations are complete, he could face a charge of malicious wounding.

The boy told police his mother had seized his cellular phone and he was angry. Police later took statements from neighbours, family and friends. He is a student of Presentation College in Chaguanas.

Source: www.guardian.co.tt (Radhica Sookraj) 

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