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December 17, 2013
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A 56-year-old woman who threw hot water in her grandson's face after realising she was no match for his physical strength during a tussle will be sentenced come January 31, after a counselling report.

When the matter was called up on Friday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court, the woman from a Molynes Road, St Andrew, address, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The court heard that on December 8, the accused and her grandson had an argument which turned physical and she threw the hot water on him.

'him kick mi'

The complainant, who is 21, was in court using a towel to cover his head, trying to conceal scars on his face and neck.

"If is your grandson and you do him so ..." Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said to the accused woman.

"Your Honour, him kick mi and I throw the water on him," she responded.

The complainant said: "Your Honour, I am sure I never kicked her ... there was an argument between my sisters and she come and start cuss and jump on me and get me involved. She move to me and mi hold her, and my mother start cuss mi fi let her go, so I did.

his testimony

Then she go for her cutlass and chop off a mi ... after I thought she was finished she come with the hot water and throw on me ... Some catch my sister to, but hers wasn't so serious."

After giving his testimony, the complainant made an about turn and asked that the case go no further, to which the magistrate was reluctant.

He said, "Your Honour, could you please hear me out. I'm begging for her, she is sickly and I love her and she loves me ... Regardless, is my mothers' mother".

The accused was then released on $20,000 bond in her own surety. The entire family was referred to counselling.

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