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January 16, 2014
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Man fined $60,000 for punching girlfriend

A St Catherine man who punched his girlfriend in her face was fined $60,000 or six months' imprisonment when he appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.

Grantice Brown, 37-year-old labourer, of Spanish Town, St Catherine, pleaded guilty when he appeared before Resident Magistrate Marcia Dunbar-Green.

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He was subsequently sentenced by the court.

The court heard that in July last year, he and the complainant were at home when a dispute developed.

He punched her repeatedly in her face which resulted in swellings.

A report was made to the police and Brown was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.

-R.T.

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