Plumber traumatised after seeing his woman in bed with another man
A man who was arrested for attacking the mother of his child and her paramour with a fork after he caught them in bed, almost broke down in tears as he relived the “horror” of walking in on “his woman” making love to another man.
According to 48-year-old Keith Dacosta, who described the situation as very traumatising, it was so bad that he had to seek immediate medical treatment.
“When I push the door me never expect that,” he told the court with pain etched in his face.
“I was traumatised. I had to go to the doctor right away to get an injection,” Dacosta pointed out.
“I do everything for Ms Bedward,” he said on the verge of tears as his voice started to crack.
The plumber of Cedar Valley in St Andrew was arrested and charged with two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm after he assaulted the 43-year-old woman and her 37-year-old lover at her August Town home on July 4 around 1:00 am.
The court heard that Dacosta and the complainant’s daughter went to the complainant’s home and walked in on her and her lover in bed. DaCosta, on seeing the man, started to behave in a violent manner before running to the kitchen to arm himself with a knife.
DaCosta subsequently used the knife to scratch the female complainant on her shoulder, causing bruises and swelling and also used the said knife to stab the male complainant in his left hand causing similar injuries, the court also heard.
It was reported that Dacosta, before attacking the man, said: “A who you, a whey de b###c%$# you a do in yah.”
The matter was reported and Dacosta, when cautioned, reportedly told the police: “Officer a me woman, we deh fi a long time.”
On Friday when he appeared in court, Dacosta explained that he was “very surprised and badly hurt” by the female complainant’s action as they were still together at the time of her “betrayal”.
“I was with Ms Bedward for over 20 years, I look after her good, I treat her good,” he said.
But Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey, who was clearly not in a sympathetic mood, told him: “Me don’t want to hear that.”
She then asked Dacosta if he was guilty of the offences and he indicated that he was, while explaining how it had happened.
“I was in a fight and de bredda come and hit me inna me head and when me run outside she run up and lick me,” he said.
“You and she no mash up?” RM Pusey enquired.
“No! A last Friday me sleep up there but then she move out and leave her daughter with me, but me and her was still together and it’s not even a week yet,” he replied.
“Well, that should tell you say it’s over,” RM Pusey told DaCosta before he was ordered to pay $5,000 or serve six months for each charge.
Wife accuses friend of cheating with her husband
Two women who were once goods friends were hauled before the court for engaging in a fight which reportedly occurred after one cheated with the other’s husband.
Doreth Lynch appeared in court on a charge of unlawful wounding while Tanisha Dick appeared on a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.
On Friday when the matter was mentioned Dick told the court that Lynch accused her of having an affair with her husband and attacked her.
“Your Honour, I was on my way to work when Ms Lynch lay-wait me with a piece of board and hit me in my face,” she said.
“Why she did that?” RM Pusey asked.
“Your Honour, she say me deh wid har husband,” Dick replied.
But she denied that there was any truth in Lynch’s accusation. According to her, there was nothing sexual going on between her and Lynch’s husband, whom she said often visits the bars where she works, to have a drink.
Lynch, however, insisted that Dick had an affair with her husband and since that time has been disrespectful to her, despite her (the wife’s) forgiveness.
“She is my friend for over 10 years but Your Honour she deh wid me husband and me find out and through ignorance me cuss and gwaan but me forgive her,” Lynch said. “But anywhere she see me she a throw words at me.”
Lynch said that on the day in question she was walking behind Dick when she heard her making some comments on her phone, following that, she said Dick then took out a pair of scissors and rushed at her and she used a piece of wood to hit her.
Dick, however, insisted that she did not attack the complainant but the magistrate would not buy her story.
“You really expect me to believe that, in a situation that is fluid like that, you didn’t take a lick at the wife?” the magistrate asked.
Dick then clarified her comment, noting that she did hit the complainant with her hands during the fight but that she did not approach her with the scissors.
Both women were subsequently ordered to pay $15,000 or serve six months in prison.
Man stabs mattress during dispute with aunt
A man who allegedly used a knife to stab his aunt’s mattress and kicked off her door, claimed he destroyed her door after she doused him with “faeces water”.
On Thursday when Irvin Watson appeared in court he admitted to destroying the door but insisted that he had not stabbed the mattress. But RM Pusey told him that she believed that he stabbed the mattress.
The incident reportedly occurred on June 20, around 6:30 am in the Seaview Gardens community in Kingston.
According to the police, the 43-year-old complainant went outside her yard to take up some rubbish which she had left there when she saw her nephew scraping a knife on the wall and looking at her in a threatening manner.
The complainant reportedly walked towards her home when the nephew threw a bucket of water on her.
The woman reportedly ran inside her home but was pursued by her nephew who barged inside her home and allegedly said to her: “A who you a ramp wid, a kill you wa me kill you,” and stabbed her bed.
The complainant’s son, who was at home sleeping, reportedly heard the commotion, awoke and told Watson to leave his mother alone.
Watson reportedly walked off but the complainant ran outside, locked him inside the house and called the police. But Watson then kicked off the back door, damaging the metal structure in the process.
According to Watson, the incident stemmed from an dispute that he and his aunt had five days earlier after she swept the rubbish and left it in the front of the yard.
When asked what had happened on the day that he damaged her bed and door, he said: “A she throw sh.. water on me and run inside and close the door.”
“So where she got that kind of water from?” RM Pusey asked.
“In her toilet,” Watson answered.
When asked by the magistrate if he was aware of that during the incident, Watson pointed out that he later realised that it was “faeces water” after he looked at his shirt and saw pieces of it on his shirt.
“But you can’t not know it, it has an inescapable smell,” RM Pusey said.
“You have no proof of that, you heard people say a out of the toilet she got it, you didn’t even smell it,” she added.
RM Pusey then told Watson that he was going to repair the door.
She then enquired about the cost of the bed and was told that it was around $20,000 but after looking at a photograph of the damaged bed told the complainant that she will have to get the bed repaired as she would not be getting a new bed.
Watson then told the court, “I did not do it.”
But the magistrate told him that she was of the view that he was responsible for damaging the mattress and ordered him to give the complainant $10,000 to repair the mattress and $12,000 to replace the door.
“This is your aunt. You must demonstrate greater respect for her and her behaviour don’t govern how you behave,” RM Pusey admonished Watson. “When she is wrong she will be told that she is wrong.”
Watson’s bail was then extended for him to return to court on Monday with the money to compensate his aunt.