A Masterton man has appeared in court charged with
intentionally causing grievous bodily harm after another man
was hospitalised with three stab wounds to his buttocks.
Kerry Godfrey, 23, entered no plea and his lawyer
Louise Elder did not apply for bail yesterday in Masterton
District Court. Ms Elder instead asked for Godfrey to be
remanded in custody for three weeks to allow police to
provide disclosure. Godfrey had initially been charged with
assault using a weapon.
The injured 48-year-old man was taken to Wairarapa
Hospital after the alleged assault, which police said
happened during a domestic-related argument on Tuesday.
The victim did not receive life-threatening injuries.
- Wairarapa Times-Age