Woman stabs lover during dispute over money
A woman who stabbed her common-law husband in his chest during a domestic dispute at their home is to know her fate on February 25.
The date for sentencing was set in the St Andrew Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday, after Lola Hall pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.
However, before the date was scheduled, Pusey raised concerns as to why Hall was on bail and told her that she should be in custody.
"If it was a man, he would be in custody. I don't know why you are on bail," she said.
Pusey also raised concern about Hall's mental status, after Hall told her that she did not know how many times she stabbed the man in his chest when she was questioned about the incident.
But in the end, the magistrate extended Hall's bail for her to return to court for sentencing.
The court heard that on the day in question, the complainant and the accused were at home when Hall accused him of taking her money, which resulted in an argument.
Following the argument, the court heard further, the complainant was moving his furniture out of the house when Hall stabbed him in his chest with a knife.
The complainant was taken to hospital and Hall was subsequently arrested and charged.
Accused in trouble after breaking babymother's ribs
A man whose babymother told the court that he flung a stone at her and broke three of her ribs was taken into custody for sentencing when he showed up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Friday.
Lucien Anderson's bail was revoked by Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey after he reluctantly admitted that he had hit the complainant with a stone.
According to the complainant, she was on her way home from a nine-night when the accused attacked her with the stone.
"I was coming from nine-night when I only see a stone pass me and me cuss a badword and say mind unuh lick me, and by the time me cud a say that, him fling a big stone in me side and bruk me three ribs dem," she said.
Anderson, however, denied her report. "Your Honour, I have an out-of-port baby and from me go for baby a bare problem she a give me" he said.
"A so it go when you carry in another baby," Pusey told him.
"I am not guilty. A she spit in my face, me have evidence," Anderson said.
The magistrate then told him that he can either plead guilty in this court where the maximum sentence is three years, or face trial in the Circuit Court where the penalty is higher.
"Me not guilty," Anderson insisted. "Me give har everything as a baby mother and she mek me lose me job. Look how much time she pick trouble with me," he said.
Pusey then told him that he should make up his mind about his plea.
"Me lick har, me lick har," Anderson then admitted, before he was remanded into custody.
"You stay with me until February 5 and think about you dirty deed," she said.
Man claims ex won't leave him alone
A man who beat his ex-girlfriend, whom he claimed has been making his life a living hell and has refused to leave him alone, was fined $10,000 when he appeared in court on Friday.
Robert Myers, whom the court heard grabbed the complainant and knocked her, was fined after he pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm. If the fine is not paid, Myers will spend six months in prison.
He, however, told the court that he attacked her after she slapped him in his face.
"Your Honour, I saw her talking to a young guy but I pretended as if I didn't see her and when I reach home she text me saying hi," he said.
"Just tell me why you hit her," Pusey said.
Myers then told the court that the complainant told him that she was going to make his life a living hell and that she would never stop texting him, even though he told her to avoid him.
"Didn't you say that to me?" Myers then said to the complainant amidst laughter from the court.
But Pusey told him to address the court and explain why he had hit her and he said he went to confront her about texting the man, and threats about carrying news to his current girlfriend when she slapped him in his face. He said he then held her hand and retaliated.
"She will stop texting you eventually, and you don't have to respond to her texts or let it infuriate you, but you have no business grabbing her up," the magistrate uttered.
"And why you talking about seeing her with another guy if you have a girlfriend. You expect her to be celibate? Just move on with your life," Pusey said before handing down the sentence.