Niece to be tried for hitting uncle

November 30, 2015

A bartender, who allegedly used a board containing nails to hit her uncle during a dispute, because fire was ignited in an area of the yard where she was washing, will have to stand trial.

When the matter was called up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court recently, the accused Abigail Fairweather pleaded guilty with explanation.

However, the court after hearing Fairweather's explanation referred the matter to trail, citing self-defence.

Fairweather told the court, "Your honour I am a bartender at a police station. I only get certain days off and that's when I normally use the time to do some washing. On that day, while washing he wanted to light a fire where I was washing my clothes."

She further told the court that an argument developed and her uncle (the complainant) came over to her and used his crook stick to hit her in her back.

The complainant refuted those claims and told the court that Fairweather used the board to hit him in his head and in his mouth, causing a wound to his head.

The complainant presented the court with a medical report while Fairweather told Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey that she did not go to the doctor.

A fingerprint order was made against her. Fairweather is to stand trial on January 22, 2016.

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