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Friday, June 25, 2021

Jamaica: Aged Rasta crushed, locks trimmed with machete

(Jamaica Star) A Kingston man allegedly used a machete to trim a few of the dreadlocks of a 78-year-old man with whom he had a dispute. The accused man, Sheldon Smith, can be reported to have used the machete to slap the aged man throughout his shoulders a number of instances. He allegedly punched him in the best eye as properly.

Smith, who appeared within the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court docket yesterday, pleaded not responsible to the cost of assault occasioning bodily hurt.

The complainant instructed the courtroom that on January 20, Smith noticed him having a dialog along with his girlfriend when he approached and assaulted him. In line with the aged man, Smith later warned him to “depart me lady alone or me a guh kill yuh. That’s why me chop off yuh locks off a yuh head.”

The complainant is the owner of the accused man’s girlfriend. She operates a enterprise at his property of their Kingston 2 neighborhood.

In courtroom yesterday, a neighbour instructed the courtroom that the aged man is intimidated by the accused and is in concern of his life. The defendant at one level through the proceedings pointed on the feeble-looking complainant in a threatening method, which led Chief Parish Choose Chester Crooks to say he believed that the accused is certainly bullying the complainant.

“Sir, cease it, and don’t try this in my courtroom!” the decide stated. “How will you be in entrance of a decide and cops and showcase that sort of behaviour?” Crooks requested. “You simply show that the whole lot the complainant was saying is correct.”

Crooks prompt that the 2 make use of the restorative justice system however the complainant stated that he’s not wholesome sufficient to journey backwards and forwards to the justice centre.

Smith’s bail has been prolonged till June 17 when the matter will once more be talked about. He has been ordered to not intervene with, or be seen on the complainant’s property.

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