A man who allegedly took cash from a woman and promised her two plane tickets to New York will have to wait a while longer before his fate can be decided.
When the matter was called up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s court recently, the complainant told the prosecution that a family member of the accused has promised to come to Jamaica next week to pay her back the money.
Charged with larceny by trick is Donovan McGann, who plead not guilty.
The court was told that Mcgann received $154,000 from the complainant to purchase two tickets for her and her son to travel to New York.
After a long waiting period and no tickets were brought forward, a report was made to the police.
The complainant said, “Your honour, I want to wait a little please … someone called and said they are his family and they will repay next week when they come to Jamaica …”
Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said, “… well, he will have to stay with me because I don’t want him to stop the plane …”
“You still a do them things here?” Senior Resident magistrate Pusey asked.
Mcgann was remanded until November 8 and a fingerprint order made.
A man who is accused of dismembering his woman was ordered remanded when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Charged with murder is Darryl Lewis.
The Crown is alleging that on August 23, about 10:45 p.m. at a premises in Kingston 11, the accused man, in a fit of jealousy, used a knife to stab a woman in the neck rendering her unconscious. He reportedly used a saw to sever the victim’s head and both her legs, below the knees.
It is further alleged that Lewis placed the headless torso of the victim in a travelling bag and the legs in a suitcase before fleeing the scene to a church along with his twin daughters.
It is reported that Lewis signed over guardianship of his daughters to a woman while at the church. He was subsequently taken in to the police by the pastor, and attorney-at-law Nicole Burgher.
A psychiatric evaluation conducted on Lewis revealed that he was of sound mind.
The defendant, who was bounded over in the custody of his mother on his initial court appearance, was not present on the day, but his mother and brother, who is also the complainant, appeared in his absence.
Charged with assault occasioning bodily harm is Andrew Minott.
The court heard that on the day of the incident, Minott, who was previously a patient of the Bellevue Hospital, was involved in a dispute with the complainant. The complainant was at home when Minott went into the studio and started pulling a table from the room. The complainant tried to stop him but Minott flared up and punched him in the face and started kicking him all over his body.
Minott’s brother told Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey that the accused had been “terrorising” him for a while. Minott responded to his brother by telling him that he should stop carrying down the family name.
The RM asked Minott if he had been taking his medication, to which he responded in the affirmative. She then told him that he could not reside at the house as he was a problem, however, he told the RM that his father had bought all the equipment there and that his brother should not bother him.
Pusey then bounded him over in the custody of his mother and told her that he was not to return to the house where the studio was located.
Minott did not agree and told the RM that she would have to look after him as she was preventing him from earning money. He also told her that he had expensive tastes, dining on Chinese cuisine, among other delicacies.
A man who said he was unjustly accused of assaulting a female who he claims he provided with money for a new hairdo in exchange for sex was offered bail in The Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court yesterday. Charged with assault at common-law is Ronaldo Wilson of a Green-wich Town address, who received $20,000 bail until August 7, when he is set to go on trial. The Crown is alleging that on the day of the incident about 4:30 p.m., the accused attacked the complainant with a machete and chased her but was prevented from chopping her after witnesses intervened. However, the defendant told the court that he is a scapegoat and explained that the complainant might have been forced to make a report against him. ask for money again He said the complainant is known to him and he often assists her by providing her with money whenever he can. He said that on a particular day, she asked him for money again to do her hair but he did not have any cash readily available, so she proposed to have sex with him and he accepted the offer. “She bring sex to me, Your Honour,” Wilson explained. He said he offered her $3,000 but after she got the money, she could not be found despite his numerous efforts to find her. When he located her, he confronted her and asked her about his change but he said she was reluctant to reimburse him, and lied that he was trying to assault her which attracted a crowd. He said he was injured by a member of the crowd who had a grudge against him, and he suspects it’s that person who coerced the woman to make a complaint against him.
The court was told that Stewart used a machete to beat the youngster causing cuts all over his body.
Stewart confessed to using the machete to hit the child on his buttocks but denied that she hit him all over.
“Your Honour, is pure trouble him a give me inna di comm-unity and him parents dem nah do nothing when mi tell dem bout him, she told Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey. “Him thief mi hog, when dem send him come a shop come buy coal, him thief mi coal and all bruck inna mi shop. Wen mi hold him he didn’t have on any shirt, so I slap him two times with the machete on his bottom.”
The young complainant said, “Miss, she lick mi because she say mi did a point on her when she and her niece a talk, but a she tell mi bout mi mada and mi tell her back. She say she nuh like me and mi nuh like her either.”
RM Pusey asked the accused, “So, how you nuh lick him on him skin and him wasn’t wearing any shirt?”
Stewart told the court that she had no intention of hurting the child.
She was subsequently fined and a fingerprint order made.
A woman described as a stalker who could no longer resist her overbearing attraction to a man she had been admiring for a while after she saw him shirtless in a public park, has been charged by the police.
The 32-year-old woman has been charged with assault and a warrant has been issued for her arrest after she missed her initial court date recently to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate‘s Court.
THE STAR understands that the woman had been nagging the man for the past six months and did just about everything to get him to notice her.
“She saw the man who is employed to a prominent organisation in new Kingston and fell in love with him upon seeing him shirtless in Emancipation Park,” a witness alleges.
“She developed a fixation for him and has watched, followed and harassed him and created scandals,” our source further alleges.
Further information suggests that two weeks ago, the woman could no longer watch from a far and moved in on the prey.
“She run him down and tell him seh she like him,” the source said.
It is alleged that during the encounter, the woman allegedly spat in the complainant’s face.
The St Andrew Central Police have confirmed the incident.