A 32-year-old Parham Town man is facing charges of using threatening language and assault causing grievous bodily harm after allegedly beating his lover with an ironing board for staying out late and not answering the phone when he called.
Following the reported assault, the accused man, whose name is being withheld to protect the victim, allegedly told his girlfriend: “It is going to be worse the next time. I told you not to mess with me.”
He was not made to answer to the charges during his arrest appearance before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards on Wednesday.
The court heard that on Saturday, November 17, at about 6 am, the accused man’s girlfriend arrived at the home they shared with their young child in East End.
The defendant allegedly proceeded to ask why she did not answer her phone when he tried contacting her.
She reportedly told him she didn’t hear the phone ring, following which she made her way to the bathroom.
Prosecutors alleged that, at this point, the accused man continued to question her, then began beating her about her stomach, ribs, and head.
At one point, the defendant allegedly struck her in the face causing an injury to her left eye.
It is alleged that he then used an ironing board to inflict another reported blow to the woman’s head.
The court heard that, following the assault, the complainant left the house to seek medical attention for ‘blunt force trauma’ to the head, eye, left elbow, and to the right of her abdomen.
The woman reported the alleged incident to the police and told them she was in fear for her life, the court heard.
The defendant was subsequently arrested and charged for the offences.
When interviewed, the accused man denied the allegations and chose to remain silent on the matter.
When the matter of bail arose, the court was told that the accused man is already on bail for an unrelated matter.
As such, his bail application was momentarily denied.
Senior Magistrate Richards said she has to give further consideration whether to grant him bail for this new matter.
In the meantime, he was placed on remand and his matter was adjourned to December 10, at which time he will be required to plead.
Attorney Marie-Lou Creque represents the accused.
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