By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A PSYCHIATRIC report will be read in court before a man is sentenced for the attempted murder of a woman who was shot in the back after she asked for directions to a colleague’s home.
Justice Bernard Turner delayed 31-year-old Tamiko Arthur’s sentencing on an attempted murder and armed robbery conviction at the request of the convict’s attorney, James Thompson.
Mr Thompson asked that a psychiatric report on his client be prepared before he is sentenced in connection with the April 17, 2010 incident.
The victim, Inga Trotman, had stopped to ask for directions when she could not find her colleague’s home in Pinewood Gardens.
Evidence revealed that Arthur agreed to help her a find a church in the area.
He got into the driver’s seat of her vehicle, but instead of driving to the church, he put a gun to Trotman’s back and pulled the trigger before leaving the woman to die as he pulled off in her car.
Trotman was left paralysed and the bullet remains inches away from her heart.
The request for a mental examination of Arthur came after relatives claimed a beating he suffered in 1998, which left him comatose for three months, caused him to suffer personality changes and memory loss.
A person convicted on attempted murder or armed robbery could face up to life imprisonment.
Arthur was unanimously convicted of both on July 9 of this year by a Supreme Court jury.
Linda Evans prosecuted the case.