Court hears… DAD BLINDED FOR SENDING CHILD TO USA
A woman accused of blinding her babyfather in one eye was granted bail at $100,000 when she appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.
The accused, Zodia Campbell, is charged with wounding with intent. She did not enter a plea.
The court heard that on February 24, about 4 p.m. Campbell visited her babyfather at his home, where an argument developed between the two about their child. Campbell allegedly pushed her babyfather, then hit him in the left eye, which started bleeding shortly after.
The complainant, who was still wearing a bandage, told the court he could not see from the eye.
The accused informed the court that the argument started because her babyfather took their child from her and sent him overseas in 2013, and she has not seen or heard from her child since.
"He took away my child and I don't know what happened to him. I don't know if he killed him or what," she said.
The court also heard that the babyfather is to be charged, but there was no file before the court for that matter.
Based on additional information from the investigating officer in charge of the case, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey indicated that Campbell might be able to raise self-defence in the trial.
The matter is to be mentioned again on May 11.