Warrant of arrest issued against woman accused of pouring hot water on husband
The Supreme Court has issued a warrant of arrest against a woman charged for pouring hot water on her husband.
Manamea Phlean Choo Koon failed to turn up in Court on Monday.
The prosecution then asked the Justice Lei'ataua Daryl Clarke for an arrest warrant, which was granted.
Choo Koon is being charged with one count of causing grievous bodily harm to her husband who suffered severe burns from the incident last month.
The penalty for the charge is imprisonment of not more than 10 years.
The matter, which was called in the District Court last week, was referred to the higher court as it is not in its jurisdiction to deal with it.
In the District Court last week, the mother had asked the Court for a protection order against her husband.