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January 17, 2014
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$40,000 fine for biting woman on lips
Rasbert Turner, STAR Writer

One of two St Catherine women who admitted to the court that she bit another on her lip was fined $40,000 or six months for her effort on Tuesday.

Charlotte Coleman, from Spanish Town, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding when she appeared in the Spanish Town Resident Magistrate's Court. The case against her co-accused, Deborah Lawrence, was adjourned sine die.

Coleman said she bit the complainant after she was attacked. "Your Honour, every day she si mi she would spit on the ground. When she attacked mi at my house she bite me in my forehead and mi bite har lip," Coleman said.

RM Marcia Dunbar-Green then told the court that she accepts the accused guilty plea.

The court heard that on December 14, Coleman and the complainant had a dispute, which turned into a fight. It was said that the complainant was held by Lawrence while Coleman bit her lip and cut her with a knife.

A subsequent report was made to the Spanish Town Police Station resulting in Coleman and Lawrence being charged.

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