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July 17, 2014
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Ex-con bruises lover

A former convict, who was recently released from prison, used his hands and knees to damage the eyes of his ex-lover and told the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court that he did it out of jealousy.

Charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm is Kemar Nelson.

He pleaded guilty and offered the court an explanation.

"I am very sorry but I did it out of jealousy. We both share an emotional bank account in a relationship. We had a quarrel and it turned physical," he said.

The complainant told the court that she bled from her eyes after she was punched and kicked by the accused who also used his knee to cause injury to her.

She said, "Your Honour, mi nuh wah send him back a jail mi nuh really want send him back cause him jus do bout four years. Your honour, mi cant see out of my eye when I am in the sun."

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey asked the complainant, "So the relationship over the bank account closed?"

"Long before me get the beat up, Your honour," she said.

Nelson was awarded $50,000 bail in his own surety.

He is to pay the complainant $25,000 for her suffering when he returns to court on July 21.

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