Girlfriend punched in face for burning waterboots

May 01, 2018

A St James man found himself in trouble with the law recently after he hit his girlfriend in her face following a quarrel over a pair of waterboots which she had burnt.

Orane Parker appeared in the St James Parish Court to answer to the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He pleaded guilty to the charge.

The court was told that on March 25, Parker and the complainant had a dispute. Shortly after ward, he punched the complainant in her face, resulting in bruising and swelling.

While briefly addressing the court, the complainant said that, prior to the assault; she and Parker had had an argument in which he told her to leave their home.

In his defence, Parker told presiding judge Kacia Grant that the altercation with the complainant got physical after he found out she had burned his water-boots.

"We had an argument, and I later saw my two feet of water-boots in the fire. We started wrestling, and a couple of things broke in the house, and when I went to the station I saw her face swelled up," said Parker.

"You are to pay a fine of $20,000 or spend 20 days in prison. You will give your fingerprints to the police," judge Grant told Parker, before he was subsequently escorted out of the courtroom.

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