Woman stoned by neighbours refuses meditation
A St James woman who was stoned by two of her neighbours during an argument refused to attend mediation to settle their differences as they had previously tried conflict resolution with no success.
The woman made her stance clear when she appeared in the St James Parish Court recently as the complainant in the case against Sasheka Green and Keron McIntosh.
Green was charged with unlawful wounding and McIntosh with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, arising from allegations that the two used stones to hit the complainant on February 11.
When the matter came before presiding parish judge Sandria Wong-Small, it was revealed that the parties had previously gone to court under similar circumstances and had been ordered to attend mediation sessions to resolve their differences.
"You were the judge who tried the other matter before," the complainant addressed Wong-Small.
"Were both of them involved in the first matter?" Wong-Small asked, referring to Green and McIntosh.
"It was she (Green) and her cousin," the complainant answered.
The court was also told that the medical report was outstanding from the prosecution's case file and that six weeks would be needed to complete the file.
The matter was subsequently set for mention on June 14. Green and McIntosh were bound over to return on that date.