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February 18, 2014
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Bartender ordered to pay for bleach assault

A bartender who threw bleach in her customers' eye, resulting in him being hospitalised, was ordered in court to pay $50,000 for his medical bills.

Alison Genius, who is charged with assault, appeared in the Corpo-rate Area Resident Magistrate's Court recently.

She pleaded guilty and offered the court an explanation for her action.

The court was told that the two were in a bar when an altercation developed.

According to the complainant, Genius took up the bottle containing the bleach and threw it in his face and some caught his eyes.

Genius, however, told the court, "Your, Honour, I didn't know it was bleach, I thought it was water."

The court heard that the complainant was hospitalised for nine days and is presently going through therapy because of the injury.

medical expenses

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked the compliant if $50,000 could cover his medical expenses, and he said yes.

Pusey then asked Genius, "When am I going to get the money?"

Genius said, "Your Honour, mi a beg some time so mi can work and get the money to him."

Pusey, in response, did not mince words, saying, "I am not gonna wait for you to work, work and work because World Net have a loan fi everybody!"

Genius was told to appear in court on March 13 with the money and for sentencing.

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