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January 4, 2014
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Court told ... babymama beaten for partying

An accused, charged for beating his babymother because she went to a party, was further remanded yesterday in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

Charged with wounding is Kurt King of a Chancery Lane address.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The court was told that on December 21, while on bail for a similar offence, King allegedly confronted his babymother and punched her in her left eye because she went to a dance.

The complainant, who was present in court, begged Resident Magistrate Opal Smith not to be lenient with King.

She said, "Your Honour, if him come out now him a go beat me ... him tell me say when him hold mi how it a guh go ... mi tiad a it now ... mi tiad a di beating ... If me wear a clothes and him see me, him a say him nuh want see me ina it ... mi tiad a him."

She continued, "Mi lose all mi work and can't get none because of him ... if him get release, him a go hurt me ... when mi try avoid him, mi can't go nowhere because anywhere him see mi, him a say a fi him place mi deh ... ."

Resident Magistrate Opal Smith turned to the accused and said, "Do you have a lawyer?"

King responded saying, "No Miss. A you mi a depend on fi defend mi ... not even a mother mi have, so a you."

He is to return to court on January 7.

King was quickly escorted from the court in handcuffs.

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