St James man admits to assaulting girlfriend, says she’s ‘crawsis’
ST JAMES, Jamaica – A man, who admitted in court that he assaulted his girlfriend, will know in October what impact, if any, a court-ordered social enquiry report will have on his sentencing.
Timoy Christie was arraigned in the St James Parish Court on Wednesday on a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.
According to prosecutors, the couple was at home in Catherine Hall, St James on July 11, when a dispute developed.
During the argument, Christie allegedly held on to the complainant’s hair, pulled her backwards, pushed her down on the bed, and took her cell phone.
The matter was reported to the police and when cautioned, he reportedly said to the cop: “This girl is crawsis.”
After the allegations were outlined in court on Wednesday, Christie, who initially pleaded not guilty, changed his plea to guilty.
Judge Kaysha Grant-Pryce then postponed sentencing until October 4 and instructed the accused man to speak with a probation officer who was in the building.
The judge’s decision to postpone sentencing allows for consideration of any mitigating factors.
By instructing the accused man to speak with the probation officer, the court intends to gather additional information that may aid in determining an appropriate sentence.