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Barrackpore resident Matthew Dass, 36, gets $200,000 bail after being charged with stabbing his wife several times.

A Barrackpore man who allegedly stabbed his wife several times and then turned the knife on himself has been granted $200,000 bail. Matthew Dass, 36, a welder, appeared virtually before Princes Town Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine charged with wounding his common-law wife with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.

It is alleged that on January 19, Dass stabbed her several times with a knife during an argument at their Lengua Road, St Croix, Barrackpore home. He also allegedly stabbed himself repeatedly in the chest.

The couple was taken for medical attention.

The 44-year-old woman, a vendor, received wounds to her chest, shoulders, legs, arms and stomach.

Dass was subsequently charged by WPC Fleming of the GBV after his release from the hospital last week.

During the hearing prosecutor, Sgt Shazeed Mohammed objected to bail saying the victim was still being treated at the San Fernando General Hospital. He was also concerned that Dass had allegedly hurt himself and that if granted bail he might interfere with the victim.

He was represented by attorney Gabriella Hernandez who asked the magistrate to grant him reasonable bail.

Dass also indicated that he would be staying at another address. Misir-Gosine granted him bail but warned Dass to stay 500 metres away from the victim.

Dass also has to report three times a week at the Chaguanas Police Station. The matter was adjourned to March 1.