Man fined for wounding babymother
A Clarendon man who wounded the mother of his child during a dispute was fined $60,000 or 30 days' imprisonment in the St Catherine Parish Court last Thursday.
He is Dudley Brown, a 40-year-old labourer of Race Course district in Clarendon.
When Brown appeared before Parish Judge Tara Reid-Carr, his lawyer made a successful submission for a non-custodial sentence.
The court was told that Brown was extremely remorseful, and that while there is no excuse for his actions, it was his first offence and he also pleaded guilty.
"He allowed himself to lose control and injured the mother of his child, but acknowledged that he did something very wrong. Therefore, we are begging a non-custodial sentence," the lawyer said.
The judge subsequently ordered that Brown pay a fine of $60,000 or be imprisoned for 30 days.