A man accused of dislocating his lover’s finger during a quarrel was fined $750 in the Magistrate’s Court today.
Germaine Stevens pleaded guilty to the offence.
Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo ordered the Free Bottom resident to pay the fine by February 28 or serve two months at Her Majesty’s Prison.
Reports are that, on May 17 last year, the woman returned to the residence she shares with the Stevens.
Upon arrival, she realised that the entrance door was locked. Hence, she knocked to get in.
The court heard that Stevens let her inside, and an argument ensued.
During the quarrel, the woman went to the bathroom and locked the door.
Stevens reportedly pushed the door open.
In response, the woman pointed one of her fingers at Stevens and warned him to behave properly.
“Don’t point at me,” Stevens said before he ‘forcibly’ knocked the woman’s finger away.
She reported the incident to the police, who noticed that the woman’s finger appeared ‘deformed’.
The woman was treated at Peebles hospital for a dislocated right index finger.
As a result, law enforcers met Stevens who told them that he ‘knocked’ the finger away in self-defence.
Before fining the offender in court today, Magistrate DaBreo noted: “That’s quite a powerful blow.”
She then encouraged Stevens to ‘walk away’ the next time he feels provoked.
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