Labourer fined for cutting rival


January 16, 2017

A St Catherine woman who used a knife to cut another on the neck was fined $100,000 or six months' imprisonment when she appeared in the St Catherine Parish Court last Friday.

She is Fay Francis, a labourer of Old Harbour, St Catherine.

During her appearance, attorney-at-law Walter Melbourne made a successful submission to the court that his client should be given a non-custodial sentence.

Melbourne also asked for his client to be given some time to pay her fine. She was given until January 26 to pay.

The court led evidence that the accused used a knife to cut the complainant on her neck following a dispute.

In her defence, Francis told the court that she reacted after the complainant spat in her face.

Francis was subsequently charged with unlawful wounding after an investigation by the Old Harbour police.

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