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July 16, 2014
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Obeah case dismissed

Three neighbours, including a mother and her daughter, were given the boot when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court recently on charges that sprung from a dispute over obeah.

Dorrette Tracey and Nastassia Reid, who have been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, and unlawful wounding, and Pauline McKinley, who is charged with assault at common-law, were all told by the presiding magistrate to leave the court.

"So you really believe that she would want to obeah you?" RM Pusey asked Tracey.

No evidence was offered in the matter and RM Pusey told the accused women that they were wasting the court's time.

McKinley and her daughter, Reid, have been accused by Tracey of assaulting her.

It is alleged that the three women drew weapons at each other during a dispute at their home.

When Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked the women why they were fighting, it was revealed that Tracey had been carrying a grudge that McKinley may have cast an obeah spell on her.

"Your Sonour, she pick up this thing that me a obeah her, but why would I want to do that when this girl use to come by my house? Your honour, a me teach this girl how to eat around dining table," McKinley told the court.

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