(CMR) Jaron Calvin Solomon (30) of East End was sentenced to 9 years in prison for violently attacking his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her multiple times at her workplace on July 6, 2017.
Cayman Marl Road originally reported that during the evening attack he entered her workplace, Ocean Frontier, and begin a vicious assault on the young lady; stabbing her multiple times in the process with a knife he took to the location. He also assaulted her co-workers as they tried to render some assistance at the time. One was punched in the face. Despite that, they persisted with helping her and she was finally able to free herself from him. During his assault and escape he broke a window at the dive shop and caused other property damage. He eventually left the scene but was apprehended soon after at his residence.
The victim sustained serious injuries, including a punctured lung, having been stabbed at least eight times in her neck, shoulder, back and breast. The court heard that she had spent some time in hospital recovering from the injuries.
Solomon had initially denied charges of attempted murder but made an 11th hour plea change and pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and other offences relating to the attack. He plead guilty to causing grievously bodily harm in May 2018. Solomon pleaded guilty to three counts on common assault on co-workers of the victim, and a charge of damage to property in relation to a broken window.
The court heard that he dated the young lady since she was in high school was only 15-years-old. The victim is said to be in her early 20s now. He exhibited jealous and insecure tendencies throughout the relationship; and that day assaulted her after a phone argument.
During the assault he had screamed violent threats at the young woman, grabbing her hair and putting the knife to her throat, before he began repeatedly punching then stabbing her.
The judge was originally minded to give him 14-years but with his guilty plea it was reduced to 9-years. He also received other concurrent sentences for the various offenses.