A man who pleaded guilty to a charge of felonious wounding has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment together with six strokes.The man,17-year-old Eric Nurse was charged on January 4, last,at the Providence Magistrate’s Court,by Magistrate Leslie Sobers.It is alleged that on January 1,at Diamond Housing Scheme he wounded David Alphonso so as to cause him grievous bodily harm. When the matter was first called the accused pleaded guilty and the date for sentencing was set for Friday January 25.The court was told that on the day in question Alphonso was driving his motor car when he turned into Thirteenth Avenue,Diamond Housing Scheme. The accused,Nurse, was sitting on a culvert at the corner of the road. As the car passed he decided to spit.According to the prosecution’s case some of Nurse’s saliva landed on the virtual complainant. Further the court was told that Alphonso stopped his car and approached Nurse. An argument started and developed into a scuffle. During the scuffle Alphonso was stabbed nine times and sustained a punctured right lung.After Nurse’s guilty plea,the Magistrate before handing down his sentence, asked him if he had anything to say. Nurse first asked the Magistrate to be lenient with him,but went on to state that this would not have been the end result if Alphonso hadn’t pushed him.Nurse was sentenced and then cautioned that he should have apologized and walked away since he had that option,and that it was rather surprising how he chose to deal with the situation.