(CMR) A Caymanian man accused of attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend in the UK after he stabbed her with a broken beer bottle claims he cannot remember the incident.
Jeremy Holness (40) reportedly inflicted a six-inch slash wound to Alison MacDonald's neck and cuts to her face in a broad daylight attack in Walsall.
Holness is from George Town, Grand Cayman, and has lived in the UK since 2019.
In an ongoing trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court Holness told the court he did not want to kill MacDonald and had no reason to hurt her.
According to the Express and Star, the couple had split up a month before the 2021 attack, but they remained in contact because they shared ownership of two puppies, and Holness post was still being sent to her address.
Holness denied luring his ex-partner for a meeting by promising to return the two Chihuahuas he had days before.
“I needed to see her to get post from probation which would tell me where my community service was, directions and a free bus pass,” he told the court.
Holness said he had been drinking and does not remember the attack.
“I would have been drinking Guinness and vodka. I had lost my keys and my phone,” he said.
Holness said he had no memory of stabbing MacDonald and that he only remembered a group of people grabbing him after the assault and then being arrested.
He further stated that the first time he saw the broken Stella Artois bottle which was used to stab Miss MacDonald was when detectives showed him a picture in the police station.