No bail for Palo Seco man accused of hacking family

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:30

A 40-year-old man who al­leged­ly tried to kill his ex-wife and her par­ents at their Pa­lo Seco home on Sun­day has been de­nied bail.

Evans Corn­wall, of Gon­za­les Vil­lage, Guapo, ap­peared yes­ter­day in the Siparia Mag­is­trates’ Court charged with three counts of wound­ing with in­tent to kill.

The charges stemmed from an in­ci­dent in which his ex-com­mon-law wife Lizann For­rester, 30, her par­ents Leslie, 57, and Jen­nifer For­rester, 55, were chopped at their home around 7.30 am on May 5.

They suf­fered mul­ti­ple wounds. The fa­ther’s hand was al­most sev­ered at the wrist.

Corn­wall, who does sand­blast­ing and spray paint­ing for a liv­ing, was ar­rest­ed short­ly af­ter the in­ci­dent.

He was sub­se­quent­ly charged by Cpl Ram­lal. The charges were read to him by Mag­is­trate Ava Van­den­berg-Bai­ley.

Corn­wall was rep­re­sent­ed by at­tor­ney Vis­han Gir­war.

Court pros­e­cu­tor Sgt Shel­don Salazar ob­ject­ed to bail be­cause the vic­tims are still ward­ed in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion at the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal.

The mag­is­trate ad­vised Corn­wall of his right to ap­ply to a judge in cham­bers for bail and re­mand­ed him in­to cus­tody.

The mat­ter was ad­journed to June 4.

Reporter: Sascha Wilson