Brother beats pregnant sister
A 29-year-old man was sentenced to six months' imprisonment after wounding his pregnant sister in the head because she scolded her son.
Courtney McLarty pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.
McLarty told the court: "I came in from work and saw my six-year-old nephew crying and asked what is wrong with him. He told me that his mother hit him and mi nuh say nothing."
He said that he intervened when his sister attempted to use a cell phone charger to beat his nephew.
"Your Honour, mi wish I could take it back. I just got heated in the moment," McLarty said.
When the judge handed down the sentence, the complainant came to her brother's defence, stating that her son and McLarty had a close bond.
"I just want back the money that I paid for the doctor bill," the weeping complainant said.
It was also revealed that McLarty is the caregiver for their mother who is paralysed, and also for their grandmother.
After hearing the complainant's plea, presiding judge Chester Crooks decided to suspend McLarty's sentence for two years.