HIGH drama unfolded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday when two women, both claiming to have a relationship with the same man, appeared in a matter related to the destruction of a car windshield.
The accused, Deandra Ducasse, is charged with malicious destruction of property. She pleaded not guilty, claiming that she and her lover were at Bath in St Thomas on the day the complainant’s windshield was damaged.
But the complainant was adamant that Ducasse was guilty and claimed to have witnessed her carrying out the act.
When asked by Magistrate Lorna Williams why she accused Ducasse, the complainant said the woman has been making her life a “living hell” for the past four years because she is now involved with Ducasse’s ex-lover.
“Your Honour, this woman has been visiting my workplace, calling my supervisor, calling my friends, calling my family. She text me everyday and she has been sending me messages on Facebook,” the complainant said.
Ducasse, in her defence, accused the woman of texting her as well.
“Your Honour, she has been texting me too, at 1:00, at 2:00, at 3:00 in the morning”, she said.
Further to that, Ducasse told the court that the man in question is the father of her two children, and that they have been together for the past eight years and are still together.
The magistrate, after listening to both women, said “I don’t know why there is this back and forth over one man, but when you reach this stage where it involves the police and the court, it is serious.”
She then scheduled the matter for trial on January 10 next year and warned the accused that her bail would be revoked if she did not stay away from the complainant.
The complainant is requesting $74,000 for the damage.