Brother says sister wants to run his house but he is the king

Covering the Courts

with Tanesha Mundle

Sunday, August 21, 2016

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There was laughter in the court on Wednesday when a man appeared before the judge, accused of biting his sister and destroying her refrigerator, door and her gas stove.

Richard Palmer was arrested and charged with unlawful wounding and malicious destruction of property following allegations that he destroyed his sister’s appliance and bit her on her arm during a dispute at their home.

The 24-year-old man, who was in an irritable mood when he appeared in court, told Judge Pusey that he and his big sister were not getting along because she wanted "to programme him" and was carrying "past feelings" for him.

He also accused his sister of biting him on his finger and destroying his possession.

"A she mash up me bed and trigger off me head," Palmer said, eliciting laughter from the court.

"She grudge mi cause mi a work. A December she born, she badmind," he said, amidst further laughter from the court.

"She never help me mada raise mi, and left and come back and waa run the house and a me a de king," Palmer proclaimed as the laughter continued.

Judge Pusey, after patiently listening to Palmer said: "I understand what is going on, it’s all about power. But all this power struggle needs to stop."

The judge as a result instructed the siblings to speak with the probation officer with a view of scheduling a date for counselling.

"Whether you are the king, this nonsense up a mama yard has to stop," the judge told Palmer before extending his bail for him to return to court on October 14.




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