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January 20, 2014
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Senior citizen charged with assault awaits fate

A senior citizen will have to wait until March, before her fate is decided after using a stone to break the hand of another senior citizen during a dispute over bottles at a dump in Kingston.

Charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm is Elaine Mattocks.

When the matter was called up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court the accused did not enter a plea.

The complainant told the court, "Your Honour we work by the dump every bottle weh come there she want war me over it".

The court heard that on October 12, the accused threw stones at the complainant injuring her on her left elbow. The court was told that the dispute continued and Mattocks used another stone to break the complainant's left hand.

The complainant told the court, "Your Honour she did tell me say mi have to leave the dump and dat she a go be my worst nightmare. Mi put away some bottles and she go find dem and mash up everything ..."

The complainant also told the court that her bone was broken completely and that her hand was in the cast for three months.

Mattocks is to return to court on March 4.

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