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Tourist says husband cut her throat

Dec. 29, 2010 at 10:09 AM   |   Comments

FALMOUTH, Jamaica, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A Canadian tourist in Jamaica cut his wife's throat twice and left her to die by a road, the victim testified.

Cathy-Lee Clayson Martin, 34, a bank manager from Ontario, had a bandage on her throat and one on her thumb when she testified in Falmouth Resident Magistrate's Court Tuesday, the Jamaica Observer reported.

She said her husband, Paul, deceived her into thinking they were going on a sightseeing drive in Trelawny and then attacked her.

They arrived Dec. 18 and were to fly home Thursday, when the incident took place.

Martin said they checked out of their hotel in Rose Hall, but instead of heading for the Montego Bay airport, her husband drove the opposite way, claiming he wanted to take pictures from a cliff. He then drove to a secluded spot, slashed her throat twice with a knife and tried to strangle her, she said.

Martin drove back to the main road, where she jumped out of the car and was rescued by a motorist, she said. She said he falsely accused her of infidelity.

Magistrate Icolyn Reid denied Paul Martin bail, noting his lack of connection in Jamaica, and adjourned the case until Jan. 21.

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