Jeremy Williams, the man accused of breaking a tailor’s arm was found guilty and sentenced for the offence when he appeared in the Magistrate’s Court today.
Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo slapped the 38-year-old convict with a total $5,000 penalty, which he has six months to pay.
A breakdown of the sentence shows that the Horse Path resident was fined $2,000 for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He will serve four months at Her Majesty’s Prison if he doesn’t pay that sum.
Williams was then ordered to pay $3,000 to the complainant who previously claimed that he had to depend on the charity of others while he was nursing the injury. Williams, if in default of not paying the compensation, will serve six months in prison.
Reports were that on May 22 this year, Oswald Bynoe – a tailor – was socializing at a bar in Purcell Estate when he and the accused had a quarrel.
It escalated while both men were outside the building.
The offender reportedly punched Bynoe and then pushed him to the ground, causing his arm to break.
He reportedly told Bynoe he was lucky it wasn’t his neck that had been broken.
The convict had testified in court that he pushed the complainant because he had pulled a retractable knife at him on the night of the incident.
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