UWI student on assault charges returns to court April

UWI student on assault charges returns to court April

Monday, February 16, 2015

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Stetson Rodney, the University of the West Indies (UWI) student who allegedly battered a female student and fractured her skull when she rejected his advances, is scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on April 7.

It is alleged that Rodney threw the female to the ground causing her to suffer a fractured skull and large cut above the eye.

Twenty-year-old Rodney, a resident of Maggotty in St Elizabeth, is also accused of assaulting a second female, and is charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning bodily harm. He is out on bail.

The incident occurred last Tuesday near Chancellor Hall on the UWI Mona Campus about 11:00 pm.

According to reports, the female students left the hall to make a purchase at a shop on the campus and on their way passed a group of males whose advances they ignored.

On their return, the males allegedly started stoning the two females with one female receiving a blow to her foot.

The injured student reportedly asked who had thrown the stone and Rodney indicated that he had, and approached the females.

It is further reported that the same female then turned to Rodney and said: "You can a look woman and a throw stone after woman."

An argument reportedly developed between the two, and it is alleged that Rodney grabbed the female by her throat, threw her to the ground, causing injuries to her skull and face.

It is also reported that when the other female went to the assistance of her friend, Rodney also attacked her, shoved her to the ground, and grabbed her by the throat.

Other students reportedly rescued the two females.

-- Tanesha Mundle

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