The Magistrate's Court of Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Magistrate’s Court of Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

A young man will serve 15 months in prison for causing grievous bodily harm to his brother-in-law and intimidating his own mother.

In October 2013, the accused stabbed his brother-in-law with a bush knife.

During that incident, the accused was drunk and started complaining about the food that was cooked at the house.

His brother-in-law attempted to calm him down, but the accused swore at him and cut his hand with a bush knife.

His brother-in-law was rushed to the National Referral Hospital where he was admitted at the emergency ward.

In another incident in February this year, the accused threw a frying pan at his mother while she was preparing food to cook, and then threatened her with a chain-saw chain.

When his mother ran away, he ran after her with the chain.

Other members of the household intervened and took the accused away.

They reported the two incidents to the Police, after which he was charged and remanded in custody.

Delivering the sentence yesterday, Principal Magistrate Shepard Lapo said the accused did not show any respect for his brother-in-law, and his own mother.

Magistrate Lapo said young people have no respect for other people these days, and it is important the public know this is wrong.

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